Sandy Storyline self-producers and collaborates with partners to present workshops, events, site-specific installations, and exhibitions. The goal of these events is to share and collect stories while fostering public dialogue, debate and deeper understanding of shared experience.
Writing Workshop & Volunteer Reunion
7:00 pm–9:00pm Volunteer Reunion
Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, NY
Sandy Storyline is participating in a reunion of volunteers who came together in our community in the days and weeks after Hurricane Sandy: at the John Jay High School and Park Slope Armory shelters, Congregation Beth Elohim, the Sandy Relief Kitchen, and through the Old Stone House and Park Slope Parents.
Looking Back/Looking Forward: Life after Hurricane Sandy
October 29, 2013
6:00 pm Writing Workshop with NY Writers Coalition
7:00 pm Listening and Sharing Event
Stoop at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street (Enter on Rockwell Place) Brooklyn, NY 11217
Derek Prince Photo by Matt Richter
2/3/4/5 to Nevins St | B/Q/R to DeKalb St | G to Fulton St
For this Stoop Series event, we’ll gather to share stories of how Hurricane Sandy has impacted our communities while exploring the ways that art and media offer a form of reflection and healing, and a powerful means of imagining a different future.
Join us at 6pm for a free community writing workshop with the NY Writers Coalition. A lot has happened this past year. Let’s put pen to paper and see what comes out. All levels of experience are welcome. Writing supplies and writing prompts will be provided, so just bring yourself. Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming to the workshop by emailing email@example.com.
The event will feature Sandy Storyline, a participatory documentary project that is collecting and sharing stories of the impact of Sandy. Sandy Storyline features audio, video, photography, and text stories – contributed by residents and citizen journalists – all collected online and shared through web documentary and interactive exhibitions.
BRIC’s Stoop Series illuminates the arts and life around us in Brooklyn through artistic performances and presentations, framed by dynamic conversations with some of the city’s most innovative artists, thinkers, and tastemakers. Programs will explore the performing arts, film, media, visual arts, spoken word, and other creative fields. Engage with of the most innovative artistic voices in Brooklyn’s ever-expanding cultural scene on the monumental interior stoop of BRIC House, Brooklyn’s new home for the arts in downtown Brooklyn. Free, on most Tuesday nights.
Sandy, One Year Later: Sharing and Preserving Brooklyn’s Stories
Wednesday, October 30, 2013–6:30pm to 8:30pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St Brooklyn, NY 11201
It’s been one year, and though Super Storm Sandy has largely receded from the headlines, Brooklynites still grapple with its devastating impact. This program seeks to preserve and document the unique experiences of those whose daily lives continue to be impacted in the aftermath of Sandy. Our panel will include a homeowner (Andrea Hodge, Canarsie), NYCHA resident (Rasheed Johnson, a teen living in the Red Hook Houses), business owner (Michael “Buzzy” O’Keeffe from The River Cafe in DUMBO), and one of Coney Island’s first responders, all of whom continue to work to help their communities return to a “new normal” post Sandy. Also participating is Sandy Storyline, an organization that has gathered audio, video, photography, and text from residents and citizen journalists to document the storm and its aftermath, with the goal of advocating for a more just and sustainable future. Sady Sullivan, BHS Director of Oral History, will moderate.
This program is co-presented by the Brooklyn Community Foundation, whose Brooklyn Recovery Fund provided over $3 million in direct aid to individuals, businesses, and nonprofits in the borough’s waterfront communities.
The Tribeca Film Festival
April 19 – April 22, 2013
Bombay Sapphire® House of Imagination
121 Varick Street, 7th Floor (enter on Dominick Street)
We are proud to announce that Sandy Storyline won The Tribeca Film Festival’s 2013 BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Award for Transmedia.
This is the first award for Tribeca Film Festival’s inaugural Storyscapes, a new category recognizing innovative storytelling. See all of the 2013 Festival winners here.
Sandy Storyline is an official selection of The Tribeca Film Festival’s, inaugural Storyscapes program. Storyscapes celebrates new trends in digital media and recognizes artists who employ an interactive, web-based or cross-platform approach to story creation. The Storyscapes program presented five selections at a public, interactive installation, where storytelling and technology, authorship and openness intersect.