The Global Lives Project: Meet the makers
featuring founder and Executive Director, David Harris
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Harvard Law School campus
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A
(Room 2019, Second Floor)
RSVP required to attend in person
Event will be live webcast at 12:00 pm
The Global Lives Project's latest exhibit, Lives in Transit, is featured this month at the Harvard Science Center. The exhibit showcases unedited footage of the daily lives of transportation workers from around the world, including Vietnam, Nepal, Turkey, China, India, South Korea, Colombia, Spain and Canada. This exhibit is the latest fruit of a 15-year online and real-world collaboration between thousands of filmmakers, photographers, translators and everyday people from around the world.
The Global Lives Project presents 24-hour-long videos of daily lives of individuals from around the world both online at GlobalLives.org and in exhibits. Lives in Transit premiered at Lincoln Center for the New York Film Festival, and previously showed at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the CITRIS Tech Museum, and will show later this year at the Smithsonian.
David Evan Harris, Global Lives Project Founder, and Daniel Dennis Jones, Producer/Director of the first Global Lives shoot (2004) and Digital Media Producer at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, will speak about the evolution of their effort over the past 15 years. David is also Chancellor’s Public Scholar at UC Berkeley and Research Director at the Institute for the Future.
David Evan Harris is Founder and Executive Director of the Global Lives Project and Research Director at the Institute for the Future. David is a cross-disciplinary mediamaker, working at the intersection of art, activism and academic inquiry on the politically charged questions surrounding globalization and social justice.
A cross-disciplinary mediamaker, David wrote and directed newscasts for CurrentTV; and penned articles and shot photos for the BBC, the Guardian, Adbusters, Focus on the Global South, AlterNet, and Grist. He has spoken publicly about his work to audiences at the Smithsonian, UC Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford, United Nations University, Apple, Google, Adobe, and numerous other venues around the world. He speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French. David founded the Global Lives Project in 2004 and holds a BA in the political economy of development and environment, with a minor in forest science, from UC Berkeley and an MS in sociology from the University of São Paulo.