CAMOC News No. 3/2015


Invisible Cities: Spaces where oral histories and stereotypes collide


City museums often deal with peripheral or problematic places. Finding a way to handle such places is never easy. We the People, a participative project and photographic exhibition, shows that opening the doors to dialogue is perhaps our primary means to destroy stereotypes about “problematic” urban environments. We the People, which recently showed at the Brooklyn Historical Society, reveals the lives of residents of New York’s public housing projects. It results from the effort of a writer and a photographer, Rico Washington and Shino Yanagawa. We asked them to present their work for CAMOC News.