In 2016, The Larimer Consensus Group and artist John Peña began working to create a community-engaged public art project in the Larimer neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA.
Peña spent the first phase of the project interviewing and recording personal stories from long-term residents. The conversations between Peña and residents, in particular senior residents, continued as senior luncheons where participants selected quotes from the interviews that best represented the experiences of Larimer residents.
The seniors and Peña then designed a structure to present these short, neighborhood narratives. The narratives are displayed with text that will change every few weeks. The stories will change periodically and highlight the many unique voices of Larimer. This process will allow the history of Larimer, and the residents’ perspectives, to unfold over time.
Visit: www.larimerstories.com for more information.