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If These Streets Could Talk

Explore PVD in a new way through special Year of the City project

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Listen to this city. It has stories to tell, secrets to reveal. They are recorded in its streets, its buildings, its parks and squares, in the spaces in between, and in memory.

Over the course of 2019, Year of the City: The Providence Project has catalyzed exhibitions, performances, walks, lectures, and conferences produced by more than 50 different curators about the history, life, and culture of Providence’s 25 neighborhoods. Some programs have been initiated by the city’s largest cultural and historical institutions; others have been created by individuals working with shoestring budgets in unexpected spaces. Together, these projects reveal the multitude of different “cities” within Providence and show us how much we
didn’t know.

The project’s curators are Marisa Angell Brown (John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University), Angela DiVeglia (Providence Public Library), and Jennifer Dalton Vincent (¡City Arts! For Youth). Says Angela, “It’s so exciting to see all the different approaches that partners are using to tell the city’s stories.” Marisa adds, “Over the course of the year, we are all learning how much we still don’t know about this small, post-industrial, arty and gutsy city.”

 

SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

Fort Thunder & Lightning Bolt at Old Mill/New Music at Orwig Music Library, 1 Young Orchard Avenue (through November 3)

Providence Unveiled: Stories from the Archive at the Providence Athenaeum (through September 10)

The Prince of Providence at Trinity Repertory Theater (through October 20)

Carla Ricci and Roberta Kauffman at the Gallery at City Hall (through October 14)

Map It Out – Providence at the Carriage House Gallery, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, 50 Williams Street (through November 8)

Counter-mapping Providence, a panel discussion at Brown University (September 27 only)


Year of the City: The Providence Project is an unprecedented year-long exploration of the history, life, and culture of Providence’s 25 neighborhoods through exhibitions, walks, lectures, and conferences produced by 50+ different curators. Together, these projects reveal new stories and new ways of thinking about the city we love.