Jewish souvenirs in Trani, Italy

Jewish souvenirs in Trani, Italy


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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Yet another story about the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow...

(Looking at the "Please Respond" project in Krakow last summer. Photo (c) Ruth Ellen Gruber.)

Here's another radio piece about the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow.

It was put together by Stephanie Rowden, who -- together with the anthropologist Erica Lehrer and graphic designer Hannah Smotrich -- organized a valuable project/public art happening at last summer's Festival. It was called "Please Respond" and aimed at asking visitors to and participants in the Festival, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, to comment on it -- people wrote hand-written notes, which were posted on a board, and Stephanie recorded interviews. (They also got great T-shirts made up for the project!) There is meant to be a web site, etc, but I haven't seen it yet.

Indeed, I'm eager to see the final results -- I assume that this radio piece is just a first step in publishing the material collected. The comments collected here (and I recognize several of the voices!) give a good selection of what people think and say.

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