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17. The Laundromat Project with Rachel Falcone and Michael Premo

art Work

05/15/19 • 52 min

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Rachel Falcone is an artist and documentary producer/director. Before starting Storyline, Rachel traveled across the United States with the Peabody award-winning national oral history project StoryCorps, and she has worked as a producer with EarSay, Inc. and Incite Pictures. Rachel has taught oral history and storytelling for movement-building in collaboration with institutions like the Museum of the City of New York and Parsons The New School for Design. She consults on transmedia storytelling and impact campaigns for nonprofit organizations and media projects. Rachel studied philosophy at University College London and Vassar College.

Michael Premo is an artist, journalist and filmmaker. In addition to his work with Storyline, he has created original film, radio, and theater with numerous companies including Hip-Hop Theater Festival, The Foundry Theater, The Civilians, and the Peabody Award winning StoryCorps. Michael’s photography has appeared in publications like The Village Voice, The New York Times, and Het Parool, among others. Recent projects with Storyline include the multi-platform project 28th Amendment: Housing is a Human Right, the participatory documentary Sandy Storyline, and award-winning short film and exhibit Water Warriors. For the Corporation for Public Broadcasting he helped produce Veterans Coming Home, a multi-platform public media series distributed by PBS. Michael consults on participatory documentary processes, impact strategy, and civic engagement through Storyline and the Interaction Institute for Social Change.

The Laundromat Project advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities. We envision a world in which artists and neighbors in communities of color work together to unleash the power of creativity to transform lives.

artWork is FABnyc’s podcast exploring how art works in the world. Launched in 2016, artWork is an ongoing conversation with culture makers on the role arts and culture can play in strengthening communities. artWork is currently produced by FABnyc, hosted by Executive Director Ryan Gilliam with Associate Producer, Michael Hickey. artWork was originally conceived by former Executive Director Risa Shoup and Denise Shu Mei.


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