A Card Catalog of Providence Longing

Every day, Providence residents make public their personal desires, wishes, longings, and losses. We collected these declarations, in the form of posts to Craigslist and Facebook, as well as online obituaries and memorials. When viewed together as a card catalog, they become a form of vernacular urban poetry, evocative of shared struggles, concerns, and experiences. In the exhibition, we invite visitors to add their own longings to the catalog.

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Special thanks to Darin Murphy at the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for loaning the card catalog used in the exhibition.

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