Community. Inclusion. Peaceful Expression.
Subway Therapy is an immersive and interactive work aiming to help people smile, laugh, and feel less stress. It's about peaceful expression and being part of a vibrant and diverse community. For some it's an opportunity to connect, and have a conversation. For others it is a way to listen and understand others. It can be many things, for many different people. Subway Therapy began with a table and two chairs. Participants were invited to have a seat and converse about whatever they wanted to talk about. It evolved after the election in 2016 to include writing that reflected the thoughts of over 50,000 individuals from all over the world. It is an ongoing immersive and interactive experience that happens regularly in New York, and occasionally around the world.
Subway Therapy was created and is run by me, Matthew Chavez. It’s nice to meet you. When I’m doing Subway Therapy, I use the name Levee.
"An international symbol of unity and expression."
-THE WASHINGTON POST