Walking Stories: Mexico
As a Fulbright Scholar, an online performance blog about extending trust to strangers in one of the world's largest cities.
Arty Girl: Laura Milkins Walks Across Mexico City (excerpt) LILIA MENCONI | APRIL 22, 2009 | 10:47AM
Milkins is using a Fulbright grant to "get to know Mexico on a humble, human scale, and share the enormous diversity of experience in Mexico."
She'll do so by walking and talking along Mexico City's Avenida de los Insurgentes, a north-south road that is supposedly the longest avenue in the world. "I will ask people to walk with me and tell me a story," she says. "I hope to hear a variety of stories of the ordinary/extraordinary lives of the people who live in Mexico City.
And maybe show another version of Mexico to my friends and family, to people I've never met who find my blog. I think this is a timely project about simple, intimate, human interactions in the world's 2nd largest city."
Participant 52. Film Maker. Walked a 5 blocks with me an told stories about being a film maker.
Image taken by Participant 52.
Participant 60: Former Police Officer and the final participant. Walked with me for 3 hours and he took me to the Basilica de Guadalupe and told me the story of Virgin miraculously appearing to San Juan.
Image taken by participant 60.
Participant 22: A student studying at UNAM. Walked with me for 6 blocks and told me about the city.
Image taken by Participant 22.
Participant 38. Trash collector. Walked with me one block and told stories of picking cucumbers in my home state of Michigan.
Image taken by Participant 38.
Day 21 from the website. The daily blog post of the stories people share as we walked across Mexico City.