Legacies of Community Activism
Lydia’s Magic Garden
Lydia’s Magic Garden, 100 E. 118th St.
Lydia’s Magic Garden AR project tells the story of a beloved community garden that was started in El Barrio by resident Lydia Roman. When viewers activate this augment in their devices they will learn the history about the garden through photographs that depict the early years of the garden (early 1990s), and throughout its growing seasons up until 2008 when it was taken over by developers and downsized. The photos included in this project have been taken by Lydia Roman and by the artist.
To learn more about the artists visit cccadi.org/miqueridobarrio.
STEP 1. Download the free Blippar app.
STEP 2. Choose an AR site/project from the Mi Querido Barrio map. Once you are at the selected location, identify your marker.
STEP 3. Open the Blippar app in your phone and scan the image or object you wish to activate.
Wait a bit as you blipp. The content can take a few seconds to load.
Make sure the image/object is well lit, using the flash feature if necessary.
Make sure to hold your device steady as you blipp.
With this particular AR site/project: Lydia’s Magic garden is located closer to 117th E. St. If you don’t have access to the physical marker, use the image marker on your Mi Querido Barrio Augmented Reality Guide, or visit cccadi.org/miqueridobarrio.