Our students are creating this year’s exhibit in a moment of cautious venturing out. In New York City, spring is coming, and withdrawing, and coming back. We are now allowed to take our masks off in class, but many are keeping them on. We noticed that, in this moment, our work engages with the dynamics of inside and outside.
How much of our internal realities can we, or should we, share externally through oral history processes? How can oral history help us to understand and to cross boundaries—political, social, material, linguistic?
Most students have created online exhibits you can check out any time after they go live on April 29, and each student will also be hosting one live event. Some are in person and some are online; a few are hybrid. You are invited to meet their narrators, engage in experiments in archive-making, listening, and creation, and join the conversations that began in their oral histories this year.
TONIGHT: Thursday, April 28, 5:30-7pm | online| What Do Stories Do? Abolition in Oral History with Chalay Chalermkraivuth and Tamara Santibañez
Saturday, April 30, 12-1pm |hybrid| It’s Not About Me with Kayleigh Stack
Sunday, May 1, 9-10am |online|The Two Years Stolen: Who Would I Be Without Covid-19? with Yiwen Li
Sunday, May 1, 5-6pm | hybrid| Hai visto quante cose ti ho detto? (You see how many things I told you?) with Martina Lancia (Per registrarsi all’evento in Italiano cliccare qui)
Sunday, May 1, 7:30-8:30pm | in-person| THIS IS NOT BEAUTIFUL, THIS IS SOCIAL INJUSTICE with Kyung-hee Kang
Tuesday, May 3, 7-8pm |online| One Door Down: Profiles from a NYC Apartment Building During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Tyler Brady
Wednesday, May 4, 12-1:30pm |in person| Story Circle: Reflecting on the Past and Future of Urban Streets with Bridget Bartolini (Bonus event based on 2021 exhibit: 34th Avenue Oral History Project)
Wednesday, May 4, 5-7pm |in-person| What Makes Hearing Possible? with Sydney Mann
Thursday, May 5, 7:30-8:30pm |online| Nobody’s Diary: Fact, Fiction and AI in Oral History with Chris Pandza
Saturday, May 7, 10:30-11:30am |online|What Is In Your Archive? with Dharini Chand
Sunday, May 8, 10-11am |online| Microphones and Brushes—An Exercise in Radical Empathy with Sach Takayasu
Sunday, May 8, 2-4pm |in person| Umubano mu Bantu: Love Among People with Ornella Baganizi
Sunday, May 8, 8-9pm |online| Landbound with Pengyuan Hu
Wednesday, May 11, 6-7:30pm |in-person|Filming Oral History: A Dialogue of Home with Bronte Gosper, Vanessa K. Harper, and Han Powell
(all times are listed in EST)