Mirroring Raleigh's Finest

Sustainable Raleigh Spotlight Feature

News posted Jun. 16, 2016 - 2:52 pm
Reflect Raleigh Mirror with Councilmembers

There’s a giant mirror making its way around Raleigh and the City wants to see you in it.

The seven-foot roving mirror is a way to reflect what Raleigh really looks like, said social media manager Eleanor Hawthorne. The mirror changes locations every week through June.

Hawthorne said she wanted to do something to celebrate the diverse people who help create the City’s identity, and what better way to get the point across than selfies?

“People in Raleigh are out and about all the time. We are a social, fun city so the mirror is a cool way to showcase that,” said Hawthorne.

Raleigh City Council was the first group to snap a selfie, and Hawthorne is encouraging people to add their photo to the collection by including the hashtag #ReflectRaleigh on any social media platform.

“There are so many fun things going on in the city: music, arts, festivals. We want to be a part of encouraging and celebrating that,” said Hawthorne.

Hawthorne said she wants to continue to communicate in creative ways with the Raleigh community. Capturing Raleigh’s “day-in-the-life” sights for the City’s Instagram account is another one of her missions.

“I want people to see cool things like this popping up and not be surprised that the City did it,” she said.

The mirror started in the new public space Exchange Plaza on Fayetteville Street and then showed up at the North Carolina Museum of Art, living there through Wednesday, June 22.

As for the next location? Hawthorne says it’s a secret for now, but follow @RaleighGov action on Twitter for clues.

This Sustainable Raleigh Spotlight is one in a series of City of Raleigh sustainability stories.

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