Home: Beyond Geography

Added on by Jessie Aufiery.

Photo courtesy of Juana Meneses and Leila A. Leder Kremer.

Photo courtesy of Juana Meneses and Leila A. Leder Kremer.

Home: Beyond Geography is a participatory writing project created by artists Juana Meneses and Leila A. Leder Kremer. The project explores the identity of their port city, mapping Miami’s residents’ personal histories.

Photo courtesy of Juana Meneses and Leila A. Leder Kremer.

Photo courtesy of Juana Meneses and Leila A. Leder Kremer.

During the month of April 2014, Juana and Leila—armed with pens, paper and maps—will visit different Miami neighborhoods. An opening prompt will elicit written responses around themes of identity, home, and mobility. 

Photo courtesy of Carlos Jordao.

Photo courtesy of Carlos Jordao.

The writings will be collected, copied, and distributed to residents during subsequent visits to other districts. The result: a poetry exchange between Miami residents. A selection of the poems collected and a map showing participating neighborhoods will be compiled into a zine to be available for free at the conclusion of the project

Photo courtesy of Carlos Jordao.

Photo courtesy of Carlos Jordao.

For more information read Carlos Suarez de Jesus’ Miami New Times article, or visit the project site: http://beyondgeography.tumblr.com/

People wanting to participate can find Home: Beyond Geography on the following dates and locations:

April 25th | 7-10pm | Viernes Culturales | www.viernesculturales.org

April 26th | 11-4pm | The Art of Storytelling | Miami-Dade Public Library System | www.mdpls.org

April 28th | 9-12pm Opa-locka Community Development Corporation | www.olcdc.org         

April 27 | 10-4pm | Homestead Redland Market | 24420 S. Dixie Hwy Homestead, FL 33032

Photo courtesy of Carlos Jordao. 

Photo courtesy of Carlos Jordao.