Announcing The Story Store, a pop-up trading post that will take place during True/False 2014 at our box office, located at the corner of Hitt and Broadway. The store re-imagines the purchasing processes involved in our everyday experiences.
Here’s how it works. Participants contribute a small, meaningful object to The Story Store. Rather than selling it, they tell the story behind the object. They then have the chance to choose a story and object that resonates with them in exchange.
Take a story. Leave a story.
Emma Dessau and Andrew McFarland came up with the idea for The Story Store when they originally traveled cross-country producing Folk to Folk, a documentary project highlighting new and emerging traditions of folk music throughout the United States today. Folk to Folk created some amazing videos at T/F last year, and will be documenting the music of True/False again this year.
To get a better feel for The Story Store, visit the website to see objects and listen to stories already collected. For example, Nina from Brooklyn explains how she created a DIY deck of playing cards out of a used Metro Cards.
The Store will be open from 4 to 9 pm on Wednesday and from 11 am to 4 pm Thursday through Sunday. Be sure to check it out. And remember to bring a story to trade!