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Klara Palotai

Former Student, Class of 2005
http://explodedarchives.com

Klara is an NYU employee who works in Dean Campbellā€™s office and attends ITP part-time. Her interests are in theater, history, archiving, and technology. She was part of Squat Theatre, a New York based experimental company in the late 70s-90s and created an internet archive site called squattheatre.com to collect materials about its past. Her interest in history led her to the Orensanz building on the Lower East Side, the first building in New York City erected as a synagogue in 1849. For the last ten years she researched the building's early history and recorded its recent events.