How to tell a metropolis
As we walk the trail together, we discover vast galaxies of stories, which beg to be assembled, told, and shared.
Metropolises are connections that come together in stories. All of these stories are the lush material from which a city is made.
Yet most of our narratives at the scale of a metropolis—narratives belonging to the realms of tourism, politics, and the media—are truncated and lacking.
What narrative can encompass the vastness of a metropolis? How do trail routes and narratives intersect? How can we collect the stories of a trail? How should we assemble them? What types of narratives do we mean here? Forgotten grand narratives? Local narratives? Infrastructural narratives? The ordinary stories beneath our maps?