What better defines a city than the very thoughts of the inhabitants themselves? "What the hell is Saint Louis thinking?" is an artistic project unlike any other-- and you all, Saint Louis, will be the ones writing it.
Come August, there will be a plethora of typewriter stations strewn about the city in numerous local businesses & organizations. The point of which is to simply gather the thoughts & feelings of all of Saint Louisans everywhere, from the sweaty lovers, headphone-wearing B-boys, sunburned blue collars, thirsty children, confused tourists, mustache-ridden hipsters, feral cats & rabid catfish-- plus everyone in between.
Each station will be equipped with typing paper, a typewriter, and a drop box for the final product. Everything collected from the project will be compiled and edited into a book of the same name, and finally, the question will finally be answered: What the hell is Saint Louis thinking?
There is quite a bit of publicity currently churning around this project. You may have seen or even typed a few sentences on one of the setups at many places around town. The current question in participants minds right now is how accurately are these workstations capturing the actual mind of St. Louis, as opposed to just the (perhaps) more privileged patrons of the venues they currently adorn?
Riverfront times even has an article highlighting this aspect of the project more in-depth.
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