Migration + Memory: An Immersive Audio Walk through Downtown Oakland

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Oakland, CA, USA

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Duration 42 minutes

Migration allows people to adapt and survive. It also transforms a city into a community. Walk through downtown Oakland to uncover these interconnected migration stories. Inspired by the sounds of local birds and their movements through California, our audio walk explores human migration and the influence various communities have had on Oakland’s identity. Walking from Old Oakland to Lake Merritt, we’ll trace the indigenous history of the Ohlone people, peer into local businesses, look to art for messages about social justice, reflect on the resilience of the Chinese Diaspora, and envision a city where unity transcends division.


Hosted by: Gesso

Henna Wang

Henna Wang

SWS Grand Jury 2024

Hi! I am Henna Wang, an art historian and sociologist deeply interested in human creativity and connection. My work across the arts and international development sectors have prepped me for my most important role yet: as Co-founder and Co-CEO of Gesso. Ges...

Near Oakland, CA, USA

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