This week the StoryCorps San Francisco staff went out for our first Door-to-Door recording as part of the Memory Loss Initiative at the Institute On Aging, a senior day center in San Francisco. Our hostess, Tracy McCloud, was incredible – moving between multiple conversations and responsibilities with so much grace, competence, and kindness. She participated as an interviewer in one of our interviews and even treated us to a few dance steps when she led Jim, one of our participants, into the temporary recording studio we set up for the day. Jim and Tracy recently won the 1st Annual Dancing Contest at the IOA.
Hello from StoryCorps’ newest home, our StoryBooth at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco!
This past June, the Contemporary Jewish Museum began a new chapter in its history by opening the doors to a new building by the architect Daniel Liebskind—an adaptive reuse of the 1907 Jesse Street Power Substation. Inspired by the Hebrew phrase L’Chaim, meaning “To Life,” the building is the physical embodiment of the Museum’s mission to bring together tradition and innovation in a celebration of life and shared humanity. The Museum is designed not only as a space to experience works of art, but also–more importantly–as a space to experience other people through conversation and debate.
Sound familiar? We couldn’t be more thrilled to be here.