February 9, 2018

In September 2017, PROJECT:OBJECT’s Rob Walker co-hosted an installment in Bring Your Own — a live storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the New Orleans community. The participants each brought a significant object along, and told a story about what it means to them — hence the moniker BYO #OBJECT.

Bring Your Own impresario Laine Kaplan-Levenson is also a reporter for WWNO radio, which recorded the stories and has begun airing them on All Things New Orleans. As the recordings appear on the Bring Your Own website, we’ll cross-post the stories here. More about the event, organized in collaboration with The Stacks book store at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, here.


Our first BYO #OBJECT story is “The Dress,” by Alia Ali.

Alia Ali is a Yemeni-Bosnian-American multi-media artist, based between New Orleans and Marrakech.



SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS at HILOBROW: PROJECT:OBJECT homepage | PROJECT:OBJECT newsletter | PROJECT:OBJECT objects (Threadless shop — all profits donated to the ACLU) | POLITICAL OBJECTS series (1Q2017) | TALISMANIC OBJECTS series (2Q2017) | ILLICIT OBJECTS series (3Q2017) | LOST OBJECTS vol. 1 series (4Q2017) | FLAIR series (2Q2018) | FOSSIL series (4Q2018). 12 DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE | 12 MORE DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE | 12 DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE (AGAIN) | ANOTHER 12 DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE . ALSO SEE: SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS website | SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS collection, ed. Rob Walker and Josh Glenn (Fantagraphics, 2012) | TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY, ed. Josh Glenn (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007) | TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY excerpts.


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