StoryCorps Grand Central

In collaboration with MASDesign, Local Projects, and ORG – linked to,, and o-r-g.comStoryCorps, modeled after the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the 1930’s, through which oral-history interviews with everyday Americans across the country were recorded, is a national project to instruct and inspire people to record each others’ stories in sound. Mesh conceived a soundproof, mobile recording studio. It appears bright and engineered on the outside to let you know it is technologically advanced, packed with digital equipment. But the inside is warm, almost domestic in tone to help interlocutors feel comfortable. The outside is also a display, telling StoryCorps’s story and inviting passersby to listen to some of the stories.