MINERS STORY PROJECT
The Miners' Story Project will gather, preserve, and share the stories about life in the mines, and around mining communities in the Southwest U.S.
The Miners' Story Project will become part of the new Mineral Museum at the Flandrau Science Center, allowing the Mineral Museum's world-class collection of gems and minerals to be complemented by the sounds and stories of the miners who carried them from the earth.
To provide a recording space and promote the project, a trailer clad entirely in copper was built, in homage to the single metal that the Southwest is famous for supplying. The trailer's main feature is a profile portrait of a copper miner, whose pixilated image is made up of small speakers holes, allowing the trailer to broadcast oral histories.
JUNE 2004 - PRESENT
Flandrau Science Center
Concept + Design