Echode is an interactive art project in Scotland County, NC that blends multimedia storytelling, historical and cultural documentation, and community engagement to strengthen associations between identity and place. By engaging a broad and diverse audience, we aim to foster connection among people and the places they share.
History and Funding
Echode is funded by a 2-year N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, grant administered through the Storytelling & Arts Center of the Southeast. Matching funding is provided by Service Thread Manufacturing, and the Laurinburg Downtown Revitalization Corporation.
Launched in May, 2015 the first 12 calendar months are dedicated to the development and promotion of a custom, online storytelling platform designed to foster community engagement through shared identity. The second year will consist of public exhibitions and programing featuring the content and story collected online.
About this website
The heart of Echode is an online storytelling platform built on top of Omeka, a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Combining industry wide content management standards with social media ideology, this platform delivers local voices to regional, national, and international audiences. It is designed and maintained by members of our community.
We are seeking talented individuals to help with design, Omeka development, and testing. Please contact us for more information.