Date(s) - 01/07/21
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
January 7th speaker is Laura Zurowski who hails from cities beginning with the letter “P” as she’s lived in Providence, RI; Poughkeepsie, NY; and most-recently, Pittsburgh,PA. Laura aka Mis.Steps: Our Missed Connections with Pittsburgh’s City Steps, attempts to recreate the journey undertaken nearly 20 years ago by Bob Regan in his books “The Steps of Pittsburgh: Portrait of a City” (2004) and “Pittsburgh Steps” (2015). Mis.Steps began publishing her journey through the city’s 739 stairs in July 2017, and the anticipated completion date for the project is 2021.
Pittsburgh has more public stairways than any other city in the United States. Originally built during the city’s industrial heyday in the early-to-mid twentieth century, Mis.Steps attempts to portray the heart, soul, and history of these decaying structures through Polaroid photos, Risograph prints, and short creative nonfiction stories inspired by the stairs and the surrounding environment.
Laura will speak from 11 to 11:45 with 15 minutes for Q & A.
For the Zoom invitation please contact Alice Carnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.