Cambridge MIT Premiere: Co-Design & The CareForce One Travelogues

ACT at MIT

Wednesday, April 25
7:00pm – 8:30pm
ACT Cube, e15-001

Join us for the Cambridge/MIT premiere of the Sundance-supported docuseries CareForce One Travelogues (ITVS/PBS Indie Lens Storycast). The 20 minute film series will be introduced by its producer Marisa Morán Jahn (Lecturer, MIT Art, Culture + Technology) and followed by a lively conversation about care and co-design with Sasha Costanza-Chock (Associate Professor, MIT Comparative Media Studies and Writing); Paul Osterman, Co-Director, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research; Who Author, Will Care For Us: Long Term Care and the Long Term Workforce (Russell Sage, 2017); and worker leaders from Matahari Women’s Worker Center.

 

Event Partners

  • MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing
  • MIT Program in Art, Culture + Technology
  • MIT Open Doc Lab  
  • Studio REV-
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance

 

About the film

“Everyone in America should see this film.” — Saskia Sassen, Sociologist, Columbia University

“[CareForce One Travelogues] focuses on an American experience that’s not often in the foreground of popular culture: caregiving.” — Hyperallergic

Careforce One Travelogues draws new connections between women’s work, race and class.” — Mic.com

“Marisa Jahn’s [work] exemplifies the possibilities of art as social practice.” — Artforum

A humorous and touching road tale, the CareForce One Travelogues features the artist Marisa Morán Jahn, her son Choco, and their buddy Anjum Asharia as they travel from their homes in NYC to Miami in a fifty-year old station wagon, the CareForce One. Meeting up with nannies, housekeepers, caregivers, and allies along the way, this series explores how care intersects with some of today’s most pressing issues — immigration, the legacies of slavery, racial discrimination, and more. The series is part of the CareForce, a public art project that amplifies the voices of America’s fastest growing workforce, caregivers. www.careforce.co

 

Run time: 24 mins

Release via ITVS/PBS Indie Lens Storycast: May 1st, 2018 (International Workers’ Day/May Day)

Produced by Studio REV- and Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmaker Yael Melamede (SALTY Features)

Supporters: Fledgling Fund, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute New Frontier, Rockefeller Foundation, Franklin Furnace, MAP Fund, Wave Farm regrant program through the New York State Media Assistance Fund, Asian American Women’s Giving Circle of the Ms. Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Northeastern University School of Law, MIT Open Doc Lab  

venue

  • act cube
    Wieser Building E15-001
    20 Ames Street
    Cambridge, MA 02142