The Object Ethnography Project investigates how objects accumulate stories as they move from one life to another. We are looking for donations of objects—any kind of object—and the stories that come with them. Members of the public are invited to take these objects in exchange for a new story about them starting March 15th, 2012. The final online exhibit will include a photograph of theobject, its original story, and its adoption story. Examples here: http://objectethnography.
We are now seeking objects! If you have an item with a story, from a sentimental oven mitt to a first generation iPod, and you would like to donate to this project, please mail it and its story to:
Att: Object Ethnography Project
NYU English Department
19 University Place, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Stories can be handwritten, typed, or emailed (to max.liboron at nyu.edu). They can be any length, format, or language. All objects must include a story.
You can also hand-deliver objects and stories to Max Liboiron, Marisa Solomon, or Vincent Lai within New York City.
We are accepting objects until March 31st, 2012.
If your object is broken, members of the Fixers Collective have generously offered fix-it workshops on February 23rd, March 8th and March 22nd, 2012 at New York University’s Kimmel Center, Room 901, 7-10 pm. If you would like to join a Fixers Collective workshop to fix any item, whether it is donated, adopted, or otherwise, please contact Vincent Lai (Vincent at fixerscollective.org).