Dear Squadsters, I think we have a great opportunity coming up.
My friend and fellow Italian @Medhin_Paolos is a photographer, a filmmaker and a highly respected activist around migration, integration and intercultural dialogue. She is mounting a project with Harvard University around, well, migration, and where it goes in terms of transforming the migrants, their children (who are typically not migrants themselves) and the people they end up living with. She can explain it better than me, but it all starts from the great reaction she got to the film she made and the desire to make it go trans-national.
Medhin and I have been talking about it and think that Edgeryders could be a good partner. We can do two things for her:
- Mount a research part with ethnography + network analysis, à la opencare.
- Help accelerating the transnational component.
She and her Harvard partner would lead in writing the project and targeting funders. This would be grant work, not consultancy.
Medhin is first and foremost a friend and a super interesting person, so you guys should meet her regardless. I suggest we organize a Skype/Hangout on the fly. Ideally we would do this between Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th, because during these two days she will be in Madrid and together with the Harvard prof.
Also ping @Nadia and @Natalia_Skoczylas , but the former is busy with the workshop in Ireland, and the latter is on a very different time zone in Indonesia so it’s more FYI.