PLANPGH looking for residents to interview about the neighborhood they live in

TALKPGH is part of ARTPGH and DESIGNPGH, the public art and urban design components of the City’s first Comprehensive Plan called PLANPGH collectively.  PLANPGH is an inclusive public initiative to create a comprehensive plan for the city’s growth over the next 25 years.  TALKPGH is Pittsburgh’s first mobile talk show; it will be filmed in a transparent truck that will travel to each of the city’s 90 neighborhoods.  The purpose of the show is to collect opinions and stories from Pittsburgh residents about the neighborhoods they live in.  The footage will be aired as a web TV show, and the contribution of residents will be honored during a series of public screenings.

TALKPGH has contacted the PHCA to help find three people from Polish Hill to be interviewed on Friday, April 19 from 4-5 p.m.  Their goal is to find three interviewees who are as different from each other as possible (in age, gender, race, profession, personality, how long they’ve lived in the neighborhood, etc).

It often seems as if the same few people step forward to speak for the neighborhood.  Polish Hill has such a wonderfully varied population; it would be great if some new faces volunteered to share their stories.  If you’re interested, or know someone who might be, please call us at 412.681.1950 or email.