COMING JUNE 2021
Water runs through Providence, everywhere. Seen and unseen, heard and unheard, it is a throughline connecting us to the Earth, to the past and to each other. We may know that water plays an important role in our lives, but how often do we come face to face with the details?
Providence Waterways is a deep dive into our relationship with water. Together, we’ll explore the history, infrastructure and restoration of water running through this city. We’ll ask questions about community access and environmental justice. We’ll venture to forgotten swamps, recovering rivers, ghost wharves and more. We’ll explore the many forms that our water has taken over time, the stories it tells and the power it holds.
Launching in June 2021, Providence Waterways is a multimedia storytelling project which combines both online and onsite experiences. 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.
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A Project of Doors Open RI
Project Leaders: Caroline Nye, Traci Picard, Francesca Gallo