This project is sponsored by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities at Brown University. It is a collaboration between JNBC fellow Rainey Tisdale and JNBC graduate students Anna Ghublikian, Amy Karwoski, Adj Marshall, Elyse McNiff, and Sarah Yahm.
We are a group of public humanists and psychogeographers who are re-imagining the City Archive, exploring the various ways in which urban residents experience place, and how those experiences are remembered, preserved, catalogued, and valued. We are asking: what everyday things get left off of maps and out of archives? We seek to find and employ new methods of collecting to reveal the uniqueness and significance of everyday urban experiences that traditional city museums, city archives, and city records often overlook.