TimesSquare_Portal by Shared Studios
October 10 – November 21 | at Broadway and 46th Street
Enter a golden Portal* and find yourself face to face with someone in another part of the world, as if you were in the same room. A Portal Curator will introduce you to your conversation counterpart in a distant Portal and give you a conversation prompt focused on a weekly theme: Public Spaces; Food; Migration; Performance & Live Entertainment; Identity; Change; and Giving Thanks.
In addition to hosting dialogues between individuals, the TimesSquare_Portal will host special conversations, meals, musical performances, and more. Check out the most up-to-date list of events and reserve your spot at www.TimesSquarePortal.com.
Week Five: Identity
Discussions and curated events over the course of Week Five will focus on race, gender, political affiliation, sex, and religion. What does gender mean today, from the U.S. to Afghanistan? As this is election week, the TimesSquare_Portal will connect to Portals across America to encourage intimate dialogues between participants of different political stripes. We will also hear about how the world sees America in the age of Trump, and feature an event with members of the LGBTQ+ community around the globe..
This event is FREE and open to the public. Daily walk up hours will be posted to @TSqArts Twitter and Instagram. You can also book a Portal reservation at www.timessquareportal.com.
Presented in partnership with Times Square Arts
*Shared_Studios' Portals are gold shipping containers equipped with immersive audio-visual technology. When participants enter one, they come face-to-face, live and full-body, with someone in an identical space somewhere else on earth. Portals exist in diverse locations including technology hubs, refugee camps, art museums, community centers, and public plazas. Locations include Afghanistan, Germany, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Rwanda, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Vietnam, and Yemen.