Confront the collision of power and assumption.
We invite participants to consider the words of those in power, and what scholars and artists have to say about these words and the culture and concepts that create them. We also invite you to join the conversation, and to contribute to the project as it grows in substance and audience. This is an ongoing project, a series of installations culminating in an interactive documentary of the stereotyping journey, and the shifts in perception along the way. Our hope is that by making these familiar stereotypes strange, we can collaboratively begin to break them down. If you are interested in having us come to you and hosting an immersive event or interactive documentary screening, or are interested in participating in the creative or technical process (funded by Wenner Gren's Innovations in the Public Awareness of Anthropology program), please don't hesitate to reach out.
With contributions from anthropologists from all areas and specializations, we have collected and analyzed ideas about stereotypes. CUNY Research Scholars and anthropology students around the world have also dug deep to find evidence of stereotyping- and ways to understand it in a social and historical context.
We are currently on tour with our immersive exhibition and generating content for the interactive documentary.
We are producing a cutting-edge interactive web documentary featuring footage from the installation participants and our anthropological research.
We are working hard on many different elements of our interactive experience, scheduled to be launched in the next few months.
We are nearing the completion of the development phase of an incredible new website to house all of the videos and data we have collected around from the country. Along with the launch, we will offer a curriculum guide with downloadable posters and other materials to host your very own Shifting Stereotypes event.
Open Ed Resources
We are committed to open source materials and are developing a Wordpress Plugin to administer and host pile sorting data collection. We really are hoping to bring all of the excitement of participating to the interactive documentary / digital experience, but the plugin will be available to researchers around the world in the Wordpress Repository!
We are applying for more funding to produce a web series based on the events we've hosted around the country. Each episode will focus on a different location and group of participants. The geographical and socioeconomic parameters influenced the dynamics of each iteration of this project, and the series aims to highlight these variables.