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Interactive telephone booths tell immigrant stories in New York City

Jun 29, 2017 17:30 IST
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An art installation named ‘Once Upon a Place’ lets listeners pick up a phone inside an old New York City phone booth and hear immigration stories. Afghan-American artist Aman Mojadidi and Times Square Arts introduced the interactive art installation “Once Upon a Place,” which allows participants to listen to the stories of immigrants who moved to New York through the receivers of old pay phones - once a common sight on city streets. Mojadidi came up with the idea when he heard that the phone booths were being removed.