Please get in touch: Annabel Short: annabel (at) iliveherequeens.com
Feel free to contribute in the following ways. Participation is key to this project!
– Wording: Contribute the equivalent of “I live here” for one of the languages spoken in Queens. If your computer does not support the right script, you could write it down, scan the words and email the scan. And get in touch if the entry by one of the languages doesn’t look right to you. A literal translation may not work for some languages – the idea is to include a phrase that comes as close as possible to expressing the same as “I live here”.
– Videos: If you live in Queens, send a few-second video of yourself saying “I live here” in one of the languages. I plan to include a video alongside each one. See the videos so far on the I live here YouTube Channel and the example I’ve included below. Video recorded on a phone or webcam is absolutely fine.
– Comments and thoughts: Please share any thoughts or stories about languages spoken in Queens. Or suggest a potential wall for the mural! You can do that by leaving a comment on this website or emailing me annabel (at) iliveherequeens.com.
– Spread the word: Let people and organizations who you think might be interested in this project know about it.
Thanks so much for your support.
Here’s an example video so you can see how simple it is. This is “Ζω εδώ” – “I live here” in Greek: