Postcard Project | About
A MAP OF SELF AND PLACE
Inside/Outside: A Map of Self & Place is a handwritten postcard conversation between two writers, across New York City. They explore architecture, boundaries and the symbiosis that exists within a dynamic urban landscape. Through their writing, they map the in-between and uncharted spaces that define not only how permeable identity is, but also that cities and selves are porous. In this mapping of movement through body, thoughts, and space our engagement with one another is fixed within an ever-changing and moving city.
Merete Mueller is a writer and documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn. Her film Tiny, about the process of building a very small house, has screened at film festivals around the world including SXSW and is currently streaming on Hulu and Netflix. She also works as a freelance producer at Vice Media and teaches writing and filmmaking at Bronx Community College. Merete studied writing at Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Poetics. You can find her on Instagram at @meretemueller.
Marissa Anne Ayala is a writer, artist, and educator based in NYC. She has an MFA from the New School for Creative Writing and a BA from Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Her writing has appeared in Connotation Press, and she designed and led a series of creative writing workshops with The Battery Conservancy, merging her love of urban farming, teaching, art, and literature. Marissa works at a non-profit for education policy and teaches Ashtanga Yoga at Pace. You can find her on Twitter @MarissaAAyala