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WORKSHOP: Oral History Intensive + Oral History & Public Art, June 10 - 19 (Hudson)

Instructors: Suzanne Snider with guest instructor Todd Shalom
Location: Solaris, 360 Warren Street, Hudson, New York
Tuition: $1375 + $25 materials fee

Come all ye budding oral historians, artists, advocates, and researchers who wish to make of use of oral history in your practices. This immersive summer workshop is a rigorous introduction to the field of Oral History. Over the course of ten days, we’ll cover interview techniques, project design, recording tutorials, and ethics, along with special topics related to the field. This is a great opportunity to jump-start a project in a supportive environment, or to get this training under your belt for future projects with the benefit of deadlines and critique. Participants will be conducting interviews throughout the week. No experience necessary.

This year's workshop will include special sessions on Oral History and Public Art, including a day-long session led by Todd Shalom (Elastic City) and a practice lab led by OHSS director Suzanne Snider in collaboration with community members. With the support of our guest and group exercises, we'll explore topics including collaboration, intimacy, provocations, performance, transmutation between forms, ethics, testimony, audio interventions and the act(s) of narrative interpretation by interviewer and audience.

Our classroom is an accessible space.

*Tuition covers Instruction, OHSS tote bag, OHSS workbook, OHSS e-reader and other resources, three meals, certificate of completion plus access to alumni newsletter/network, and use of OHSS recording equipment during workshop. Although we do not charge an application fee, OHSS does charge a small fee ($25) to arrange affordable housing for our participants, as an an optional service. This fee covers administrative time.