On display in the heart of Times Square, "We Were Once Strangers Too” was a public data sculpture that highlighted the role of immigrants in the Big Apple. The installation won the 2017 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, which celebrated Valentine’s Day through romantic public art installations.
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National Geographic Fellow Jer Thorp, member of The Office for Creative Research and a New York immigrant himself, explains the process behind designing, gathering data, and building this provocative installation.
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