PARTICIPATE IN OUR RESEARCH
SHARE YOUR STORY IN AN UNEXPECTED WAY! HELP US MOVE THE STORY OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER REGION DOWNSTREAM...
Work with the Relay Team by spending a few hours together in a "movement interview." They will explore the stories told by your body in your everyday routine. They will share space and time with you through your usual day, documenting and engaging with your gestures, movements, actions, rhythms, rituals, and behaviors.
We call this "shadowing," and its goal is to listen to your movement as if listening to you speak. Ultimately, in shadowing you, we are sussing out “your story” through both the bodily expressions you convey and the words you share with us. We are engaged in “whole body listening” if you will.
After much testing, we believe this whole body approach will allow us to process one specific story of your life, and the goal of Relay is to perform these stories in community with others to create real, tangible points of connection that can help us bridge divides.
Shadowing involves the following:
a two-three hour time investment
the time can be spent at work, leisure, everyday life
the Relay Team member as “participant observer”
the Relay Team member participating in activities when invited
This is NOT a three-hour traditional interview. You and your shadow will of course converse, and they will ask questions. However, they are not to interrupt your normal way of going through your day.
To find out more and/or participate, please email or call:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 337-794-8222