Narrative 4

Narrative 4

In partnership with Narrative 4, Shared_Studios has launched Portals in schools in Floyd County, Kentucky; Tampico, Mexico; and in the Bronx, New York. Narrative 4 uses story exchange to build empathy, shatter stereotypes, and break down barriers between young people. These Portals connect regularly with one another to expose students to young people from diverse backgrounds, and to help those students build confidence in their public speaking, communication ability, and in themselves.

Harvard University

Harvard University

Portals connected students from Harvard Divinity School to aid workers and residents of refugee and displaced communities around the world. Participants spoke about the role and impact of distance education and how new startups led by former refugees are being used to tackle problems created by new humanitarian crises.

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Portals regularly connect students and dancers at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs to performers in Kigali, Rwanda to collaborate, and explore the intersection between dance, addiction, and mental health. Alongside performance, participants discussed their own experience with dance and mental health, and probed the concept of performance as a means of therapy.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

In 2017 Shared_Studios placed a Portal at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for connections between museum-goers and displaced communities in Erbil, Iraq; Amman, Jordan; and Berlin, Germany. The exhibit connected the atrocities of the past and the refugee crises of the present, while humanizing complex geopolitical events that many attendees knew little about.

United Nations Population Fund

United Nations Population Fund

Portals facilitated powerful dialogues around family health at the Global Family Planning Summit co-sponsored by the UN Population Fund and the Gates Institute, connecting family health practitioners around the world, these conversations enabled vital exchange between the leaders who forge global health policy and the populations those policies impact.