Old Stories from New Streets
Sites of Memory is a brand new map-based website conceived and edited by the writer and art director Angela Riechers, who holds an M.F.A. from SVA’s D-Crit program. This dynamic site is accompanied by smartphone tours that “re-attach” the stories of New York City’s forgotten dead to the urban landscape. Audio narration by Kurt Andersen, Lewis Lapham, and Luc Sante links disparate locations around the city into larger stories about remembrance, mortality, and forgetting as they connecs our modern selves to the shared history of this great metropolis.
Sites of Memory is supported by a grant from the AOL Artists 25 for 25 program.
The infamous Judge Crater "missing" case.
Fire on the General Slocum.