THINKING OF YOU: MISSION AND VALENCIA, 2007
Collecting Stories of Two Streets in the Face of Social Development
In September 2007, The Counter Narrative Society created an installation in the form of a conference room to explore the local memory of the Inner Mission that has been facing intensive social and urban developments. The project invited local residents to participate in a series of creative conversations that facilitated the recollection of past, present and future memories of both Mission and Valencia Streets. In the process, Fernando Marti and Fiona Glass joined the society to coordinate three creative conversations during the month.
[1. Top Image: Illustrator composite shows the program and a photograph of the overall installation being used by audiences.]
[2. Photographs on the left capture the back wall of the conference room containing a portable video playing the conversation at the opening night and on the erase board a list of activities for the closing night. Photograph on the right depicts the conversation at the opening night where audiences are sharing their stories from both Mission and Valencia streets. ]
[3. Photograph shows the end result of the map that was created during the exhibition. Using color-coded dots and instructions; the map depicts audiences’ impressions of both streets and their surrounding areas. ]
[4. Photographs depict the instructions, audiences interacting and a close up of the map. ]
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