As part of one of our largest community activations, Shared_Studios curated connections from Times Square, New York, for a month at the end of 2017. Those connections opened a window from the Square to sites around the world, creating encounters between New Yorkers and Afghanis, Swedes, Mexicans and more.
A Portal outside the European Parliament connected elected officials to refugee and migrant communities to highlight Europe’s refugee crisis. Portals provided a direct feedback mechanism for MPs who were able to speak with those on-the-ground to better understand the impact of the policy decisions and legislation currently under review.
The Biden Cancer Initiative used Portals to bring the world into conversation on cancer research, care, and survivorship. Patients, family-members, caregivers, doctors and researchers came together across five continents to share their stories and recognize the global community that they are a part of.
Shared_Studios worked with Coca-Cola and its juice brand, Del Valle, to connect consumers in Mexico City directly with citrus grove farmers in Veracruz. Inside the Portal, consumers learned about growing and harvesting the oranges, and heard first-hand from farmers about the effort and care that goes into every step of the process.