We forge meaningful relationships across difference and distance
Shared_Studios began as an art project in 2014 and as grown into a mission-oriented business.
Back in 2014 we set up two immersive Portals in galleries in NYC and Tehran and invited strangers to come in to talk about daily life.The experience was far more powerful than even we had anticipated. People came out weeping and giddy. They described feeling as though they were “breathing the same air” and wanted to “reach and hug” the person through the screen. That is very different than Zoom!
Over the years, we built a global network of these immersive Portals across 25+ countries in educational institutions, museums, parks and corporations connecting 500,000+ people across distance and difference. People have written over 7,000+ pages of testimonials about our work. We’ve been covered by most of the world’s leading press. And we work with some of the world’s premier organizations.
We now have two main products: our immersive Portals that connect people as if in the same room and our global programming that fosters conversations between people with different lived experiences to unlock transformative insights.