The Smithsonian FolkLife Festival gathers over 1 million visitors in two weeks on the National Mall by displaying exhaustive research of three specific locations’ cultures. As one of the 2001 cultural choices, New York City posed a special challenge-- the representation of a vibrant living culture where the mixing of many different cultures together into a small diverse city creates a larger cultural ecosystem. Reminiscent of a subway car wrapped in fluorescent construction mesh, Memory Maps was a system of enormous street maps of New York City which allowed visitors to share their stories of the city by anchoring memories to specific locations.
MARCH 2002 - PRESENT
CityLore and Local Projects / New York City
Concept / Design with Nancy Nowacek
Finalist, Narrative Category
Flash Forward Festival, 2003