Humanities Action LabRutgers University-Newark
The Humanities Action Lab (HAL) is a coalition of universities, issue organizations, and public spaces in 36 cities, and growing, that collaborate to produce community-curated public humanities projects on urgent social issues. Students and stakeholders in each city develop local chapters of national traveling exhibits, web projects, public programs, and other platforms for civic engagement, all made possible by our visionary supporters. Projects travel nationally and internationally to museums, public libraries, cultural centers, and other spaces in each of the communities that helped create them.
- Foster new public dialogue on contested, deadlocked social issues, through public humanities projects that explore the diverse local histories and current realities of shared global concerns.
- Open space for experimentation and innovation in how design and the humanities can help confront urgent social problems.
- Combine and connect the diverse local perspectives of communities around the world to create widely applicable and flexible models.
- Create new public humanities prototypes that take on difficult issues and experiment with untested formats.
Picture ProjectsCreative Direction, Website & Mobile Platform Design and Production
Picture Projects is a Brooklyn based studio that tackles major contemporary and historical social concerns at the intersection of the arts, humanities, history, documentary and journalism. Both independently and in collaboration with non-profits, educational institutions, filmmakers, radio producers, artists and corporations ‘doing-good’, Picture Projects develops engagement strategies and campaigns to investigate and transform pressing social issues of our day. Websites, mobile phones, and interactive installations have become keynote narrative and dialoguing platforms with the potential to engage and enable visitors with opportunities to respond to what they know. Picture Projects specializes in bringing to life all the facets of an issue online and in exhibition and public spaces.