Audio and AR Walks into the History of Affordable Housing
walking cinema: museum of the hidden city's roots
This project is rooted in the question of how neighborhoods might gentrify in a way that creates a mix rather than polarized populations. Based on the previous work of the Walking Cinema team , MUSEUM OF THE HIDDEN CITY aims to both entertain and get audiences actively exploring one of the biggest urban questions of our time: how do cities improve without displacing those of humbler means.
MICHAEL EPSTEIN, DIRECTOR: Michael is a journalist and professor at the California College of Art. He wrote, directed, and co-produced the audio. He is currently a Reynolds Journalism Institute fellow.
MAXIM ANTINORI, DEVELOPER: Max is an educational media developer. He developed the mobile app platform.
GRANDBANK$$, SOUND DESIGNER & COMPOSER: Grandbank$$ is a composer and editor, specializing in live Jazz and Hip Hop. He soundtracked and edited the audio.
LAURA SYLVIA, DESIGNER & ANIMATOR: Laura is an award-winning animator and storyteller. She did all of the graphic and AR design for the app.
SAMUEL GETACHEW, WRITER PERFORMER: Samuel is a nationally-recognized poet and high school student in Oakland, CA. Samuel wrote and performed the Architect Character.
LEA REDMOND, INSTALLATION DESIGNER: Lea is an artist and writer who explores everyday wonder and human connection. She designed the artifacts and installations for The Museum of the Hidden City.
TIANNA BRATCHER, WRITER/ PERFORMER: Tianna is an award-winning poet and arts educator. Tianna wrote and performed the voice of Helena Hamilton.
TIM STELLOH, RESEARCH: , Tim Stelloh is a journalist who's reported for The New York Times, NBC News, The Nation and elsewhere. Tim researched sites and characters for the project.
NATALIE BASZILE, WRITER: Natalie is the author of QUEEN SUGAR and a professor of writing at Mills College. She helped guide the writing and adaptation process.
ARWEN CURRY, PRODUCER/RESEARCHER: Arwen is the Director of WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN. She did research and writing for the project.