Weird Sounds Episode 2: Danielle Abrams and Mary Ellen Strom

Oliver and Randi talk to Danielle Abrams and Mary Ellen Strom about Rights Along the Shore, a research project, and a conceptual and collaborative exhibition that examines the history of segregated swimming sites in the United States.

 Learn more about the writers, artists, and projects discussed in this episode:
  • Michael Patrick MacDonald and his compelling stories about growing up in Southie in the 70s
  • Krzysztof Wodicko’s 1998 projection on the Bunker Hill Monument
  • Yellowstone Revealed, a series of public art projects organized by Mountain Time Arts and sited within Yellowstone between June 2022 and May 2023, coinciding with and responding to Yellowstone Park’s 150th anniversary


Think more about swimming and activism:

Check out The Harlem Honeys & Bears, a senior-citizen synchronized swimming team, The Swim Safely Partnership, launched by former Boston Mayor Kim Janey, and Ebony Rosemond’s Black Kids Swim in Maryland, including a webinar series “The Goree Project” connecting swimmers in Maryland and the Washington DC area with Goree Island in Dakar, Senegal.


Dive into artist projects centering on water and segregation:

Get Outside:
Kelly Outdoor Ice Skating rink in Jamaica Plain, MA.

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Recommended Reading:
Donna Haraway, Staying With the Trouble