Friday, 4/29 | INSIDE OUT + OUTSIDE IN: An Interactive Oral History Exhibit Opening Reception

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Hello all,

Thought many of you might be interested in this year's experiments in interactive oral history curation.  The online exhibits go live at 5 p.m. today, and we have an opening reception at 7 p.m. where you can chat informally with the student curators. We also have over a dozen events scheduled between now and May 11, ranging from in-person screenings and performances to online discussions and workshops.

Please share with students, colleagues, or others who may be interested.

Take care,

April 29th, 2022 | 7:00-8:00 p.m.


Student exhibits will open with this event, where we will invite you to explore the oral histories and chat with the curators. For a sneak peak at the exhibits, please visit our exhibit hub. Individual exhibits will go live at 5 p.m. April 29th.

Our students are creating this year’s exhibit in a moment of cautious venturing out. In New York City, spring is coming, and withdrawing, and coming back. We are now allowed to take off our masks in class, but many are keeping them on. We noticed that, in this moment, our work engages with the dynamics of inside and outside.

How much of our internal realities can we, or should we, share externally through oral history processes? How can oral history help us to understand and to cross boundaries—political, social, material, linguistic?

Most students have created online exhibits you can check out any time after they go live on April 29, and each student will also be hosting one live event. Some are in person and some are online; a few are hybrid. You are invited to meet their narrators, engage in experiments in archive-making, listening, and creation, and join the conversations that began in their oral histories this year. 

View full lineup of INSIDE OUT + OUTSIDE IN student events on OHMA’s Eventbrite

Saturday, April 30, 12-1 p.m. |hybrid| It's Not About Me with Kayleigh Stack

Sunday, May 1, 9-10 a.m. |online| The Two Years Stolen: Who Would I Be Without Covid-19? with Yiwen Li

Sunday, May 1, 5-6 p.m. |hybrid| Hai visto quante cose ti ho detto? (You see how many things I told you?) with Martina Lancia 
(Per registrarsi all'evento in Italiano cliccare qui)

Sunday, May 1, 7:30-8:30 p.m. |in-person| THIS IS NOT BEAUTIFUL, THIS IS SOCIAL INJUSTICE with Kyung-hee Kang

Tuesday, May 3, 7-8 p.m. |online| One Door Down: Profiles from a NYC Apartment Building During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Tyler Brady

Wednesday, May 4, 12-1:30 p.m. |in person| Story Circle: Reflecting on the Past and Future of Urban Streets with Bridget Bartolini (Bonus event based on 2021 exhibit: 34th Avenue Oral History Project)

Wednesday, May 4, 5-7 p.m. |in-person| What Makes Hearing Possible? with Sydney Mann

Thursday, May 5, 7:30-8:30 p.m. |online| Nobody's Diary: Fact, Fiction and AI in Oral History with Chris Pandza

Saturday, May 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. |online| What Is In Your Archive? with Dharini Chand

Sunday, May 8, 10-11 a.m. |online| Microphones and Brushes—An Exercise in Radical Empathy with Sach Takayasu

Sunday, May 8, 2-4 p.m. |in person| Umubano mu Bantu: Love Among People with Ornella Baganizi

Sunday, May 8, 8-9 p.m. |online| Landbound with Pengyuan Hu

Wednesday, May 11, 6-7:30 p.m. |in-person| Filming Oral History: A Dialogue of Home with Bronte Gosper, Vanessa K. Harper, and Han Powell

(all times are listed in EST)