Sound mapping update!

I can’t believe how quickly the last several months have gone by! Working in Chinatown over the summer was incredible, and I feel so lucky and privileged to have had this experience. I’m waiting to hop onto a plane tonight, but thought I’d share some quick updates before I head out East.

  1. I’m really thankful for all the positivity that I’ve received thus far. Over the last several months, I’ve been able to meet and connect with folks who were genuinely interested in supporting this project, which encouraged me to explore how my initial plans can be expanded to create a more community-based project. This leads me to the second point…
  2. Through the generous support of the ACAM Community Projects Fund, I’m really excited to announce that I will be hosting several sound mapping workshops in the fall! These workshops will provide an opportunity for folks to attend a sound walk in Chinatown, learn how to use an audio recorder, and contribute to the Chinatown sound map. So far, this project has been fairly individually driven, so I’m looking forward to collaborating with others. More details TBA!
  3. I’ve had a lot of fun exploring and recording sounds in Chinatown, and the sound map is slowly (but surely) coming together. Some sounds are fleeting and difficult to capture, so this project is challenging me how to balance my project interests with being present and enjoying the moment. (This is also why progress a bit slower, as I’m choosing to take my time rather than rushing to “finish” this project). All that being said, the sound map will (hopefully) be public by September or October!

More updates coming soon! (Soon = not three months, haha.)

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