yukie ohtaYukie Ohta is a storyteller. Through her writing, editing, translation, collage, and design, she narrates tales that span the past, present, and future, asking others to collaborate with her in shaping collective memories and aspirations.

Yukie is the founder of The SoHo Memory Project (SMP), a mobile museum, archive, and blog celebrating and preserving the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood. SMP’s mission is to document the evolution of the area that is now called “SoHo” from colonial days through the present, with a focus on the decades between 1960 -1980, when it was a vibrant artists community.

Yukie is also an archivist and collage artist, and has worked as a freelance writer, literary translator, and designer. She is a native New Yorker and lives with her family in her childhood home in SoHo.