About the Project

What is Dímelo:Stories of the Southwest?

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Part public art, part storytelling project

Dímelo (“tell me”) is a micro-storytelling project exploring identity, community and the cultural geography of Tucson. We ask you to share your experiences and then put them at the center of local reporting.

Share your story by sending us a postcard. We use an old medium, to help us tell the story of the future.

As Tucson rapidly approaches a population of 1 million, its demographics and urban geography are changing. What is the impact of this dramatic shift on our local communities?

Through sharing personal stories, we’re taking a community-driven look at the things that matter today to Tucsonans, across local lines.

Can we stay a big city that feels like a small town?
How will we adapt, together?

Let’s spark a conversation.

Get in touch directly: info@dimelostories.org

Who are we?

Sophia Paliza-Carre Sophia Paliza-Carre, Lead Producer
twitter: @spalizac
email: spaliza@azpm.org

Sophia Paliza-Carre is an independent radio producer interested in cultural mashups, human geography, and community narratives. She has previously produced for The Moth, The Stanford Storytelling Project, and WNYC. She loves a good neighborhood association meeting as well as an excellent pozole.

Mariana Dale Mariana Dale, AZPM Collaborator
twitter: @mariana_dale
email: mdale@azpm.org

Mariana Dale reports on K-12 education and edits stories for the web at Arizona Public Media. Dale is an alumna of The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, a Morning Edition internship, the Chips Quinn Scholars and AIR’s New Voices.

Rudy Flores Rudy Flores, Mailbox Artist
instagram: rudyf222
website: www.rudyfloresart.com

Rudy Flores is a 20 year signmaker and part of the historical neon sign restoration of Tucson. Linocut print maker. 3D sculpted and print enthusiast. He is the creator of the Army Man Project in which he 3D scans and prints musicians, artists, business owners and other locals.

This project is part of a national initiative called Finding America. It’s presented in collaboration with the Association for Independents in Radio and Arizona Public Media.

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Finding America Arizona Public Media Corporation for Public Broadcasting MacArthur Foundation Ford Foundation NEA Foundation Wyncote Foundation Hearken