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.