Saturday, April 24, 2010

From Dudley to Coolidge - Photography & Conflict along the 66 Bus

Ever wondered why neighborhoods in Boston are so different?  Ever been to Dudley Square? How about Coolidge Corner? The Boston crew has started a new group project, documenting life in two neighborhoods that both lie on the 66 bus route, but rarely interact with each other.  

We're gathering photo impressions as part of the Virtual Corners public art project:
Beginning in June 2010, a storefront in Coolidge Corner, Brookline, and in Dudley Square, Roxbury will be transformed into large video screens, providing pedestrians of each neighborhood with a portal into one another's worlds. Running 24/7, life-size screen images and AV technology will enable real-time communication between residents of the two neighborhoods.
We've been riding the bus, with cameras and lil notebooks in hand.
Today, we'll start doing some audio interviews with residents and bus riders, asking questions like:

How old are you?
Where are you from?
Are you in school? Where?
How do you feel about your community?
What's your favorite food?
Are you a photographer?
What's one word to describe you and why?
What do you think about this place?
How do you feel when you come here?
Do you like it?
How do you think people outside the community view it?
What's positive about this place? What would you change?

If you're around, come join us!

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