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 Six: Change
From the heart of the iconic location where Americans welcome fresh starts and change each New Year, theTimesSquare_Portal will feature dialogues and programmed events exploring change in many forms, from the global and universal to the personal and political. Dialogues and events will explore issues ranging from climate change and criminal justice reform to aging and falling in and out of love. During one featured event during Week Six, formerly incarcerated Americans from across the country will share their stories of prison and reentry into society.
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.