Education

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.