Location: Cultural Corridor
Neighborhood: South Side
Installation: Temporary Installation September 2015
About Providence Itineraries
The artists combine photography, ethnography, and oral history to tell the story of Carlos, Donna, and Vuthy—three Providence residents who are all alumni of Classical or Central High Schools. Touching on diverse issues such as economic conditions, family, and race, the main focus of the installation is on their experiences and unique perspectives on the city of Providence.
“I think the methodology we used could be a very useful tool for any student or even adult to help them engage with their city in a different way.” – Oscar Sosa Lopez
Oscar is an urban researcher interested in how photography can be used to represent emotional dimensions of urban infrastructure and cityscapes. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at RISD as well as an advanced PhD candidate at UC Berkeley in City and Regional Planning.
Diana is a sociologist and ethnographer who teaches at Brown University, where she is an advanced PhD candidate in Sociology. She is passionate about exploring ways to apply ethnographic research to crafting captivating and accessible multimedia human stories.