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Matter Practice: Peace & Quiet

A temporary Dialogue Station for Times Square

November 11 - 21, 2012
Open daily from 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Duffy Square, Broadway between 46 & 47th Streets

The architecture firm Matter Practice, directed by Sandra Wheeler and Alfred Zollinger, will install a dialogue station encouraging veteran-civilian dialogue in Times Square entitled Peace & Quiet. The station will serve as a quiet space for discussing what is often left to private rooms across the country. Working with the organizations that support returning U.S. veterans, Times Square visitors will be able to schedule appointments to have open discussions bridging the growing gap between veterans and civilians. The station will be active from November 11-21st in Duffy Square, open daily from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. Program consultants include Scott Thompson and Larry Winters, Co-Creators, Veteran-Civilian Dialogue. Engineering by: Hage Engineering PC;    Graphics: VosBrenner. In collaboration with StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative.

To join a Dialogue Session, please go to and sign up for a conversation.

Sessions are 30 minutes. A maximum of (8) people will be inside Peace and Quiet during dialogue sessions. At all times during station opening hours, (2) additional station moderators will be on site.

If you have no access to email, please phone (718) 855-2255 M-F 10:00am-12:00pm, or visit the Dialogue Station between November 11-21.