Collaborative Storytelling

Wanting to explore our theme’s potential influence on public health, USC Ph.D. student Jason Craig invited a group of artists, musicians, actors, activists, and community members to a series of weekend workshops. Laying bare their own experiences, the members of the workshop began exploring the possibilities that collective sharing presents to the health of a community.

The stories and relationships that emerged from those interactions formed the basis for a collaborative exhibition, a cooperative inquiry into self-care, both individual and communal. The resulting Waterlines Screening & Performance is an experimental, transmedia exhibition featuring storytelling, music, dance, song, poetry, film and more that presents viewers with a microcosm of the Waterlines experience.