Wise Words Art Project
Shagun Singh gives us insider details about Wise Words, a project as part of IDEAS CITY celebrating women immigrants in New York City. Don’t miss this from May 1–5!
IDEAS CITY, a biennial Festival in New York City from May 1 – May 4, explores the future of cities around the globe with the belief that arts and culture are essential to the vitality of urban centers, making them better places to live, work, and play. This year’s theme is Untapped Capital, with participants focused on resources that are under-recognized or underutilized in our cities. Learn more at www.ideas-city.org.
ORGANIZATION: Artist Build Collaborative and Urban Matter Inc.
NAME: Shagun Singh
PROJECT TITLE: Wise Words
Wise Words is an interactive storytelling installation that showcases immigrant stories from women who migrated to New York in the first half of the twentieth century. We are currently interviewing women who emigrated from places across the globe, such as Taiwan, the Philippines, Haiti, and more. Their experiences building their homes and families in unknown cities are rich and powerful stories that deserve to be told and, in doing so, can help us envision a future in which cities are more open and receptive to diverse cultures.