Launching in July 2021, Providence Waterways is a multimedia, collaborative storytelling project that takes a deep dive into our relationship with water. Through a combination of online and onsite experiences, Providence Waterways will safely invite our community to reveal and explore the forms that our City’s water has taken over time, the stories it tells, and the power it holds.
Three primary portals will guide our journey:
- An immersive, online StoryMap experience, available in both English and Spanish.
- A digital, interactive, layered, geolocative soundscape, featuring sound art, interviews, storytelling, bus tours, and more.
- A weekend of immersive, place-specific, in-person, sound-based artistic experiences (August 20-21). Curated by Shey Rivera Ríos and Seth Tourjee, performances will be free and open to the public, with some reservations required (more information to be announced).
Most importantly, we’re inviting YOU to join us in tracing Providence’s waterways. Help us connect the pathways of our water through your own city explorations, by adding your stories, images, and sounds to our growing collection.
For more information and updates on Providence Waterways, sign up for our mailing list or visit doorsopenri.org/pvdwaterways
A Project of Doors Open RI
Co-directed by Caroline Nye Stevens and Francesca Gallo.
Research by Sam Coren and Traci Picard.
Artistic curation by Seth Tourjee and Shey Rivera Ríos.
Audio production by Jacob Sokolov-Gonzalez and Nadav Assor, with support from Halsey Burgund.