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A Storied Neighborhood, Wrapped in Contradiction

By Bill Ayers and Claire van den Heever

Writer, educator, activist and long-time resident of Chicago’s Hyde Park community, Bill Ayers recently recorded a one-hour audio walking tour of his neighborhood for the mobile application VoiceMap. “I had a lot of fun doing it,” Ayers said, “working to figure out how to make a short walk meaningful and how to engage visitors in something more than a superficial tourist trip.” Praxis Center features an interview with Ayers about the power of storytelling and his experience creating an audio tour of his neighborhood by travel writer Claire van den Heever.