Our projects are co-created in Social Impact Studios, which give Emerson students and faculty the opportunity to work directly with local grassroots changemakers to collaborate on media projects that will make an impact in Boston and beyond.
Future Imaginaries Zine
A zine of words and images co-created with GreenRoots' Environmental Chelsea Organizers (ECO)
Riding the Fairmount Line
A short film by Harlee O'Sullivan, who recorded a full one-way ride on the Fairmount Line.
Engagement for Electrification
Digital assets designed to advocate for the electrification of the Fairmount/Indigo commuter rail line
A documentary which demonstrates the transformative impacts of real love in Boston's communities through the stories of Will Dunn and Brother Chris Womack
Spring 2022 TNGV Theatre Project
An excerpt from the performance devised by the Spring 2022 Theatre Studio
Peace or Piece
A narrative role-playing game in which players divide into groups, choose a character to embody, and make decisions that will impact the story in real time.
Peace Play in Virtual Reality
A VR application inspired by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute's Peace Play in Urban Settings healing modality.
Peace Weaving Activity
On April 13, 2023, the spring Social Impact Studio in theatre facilitated a Peace Weaving activity at a creative workshop with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in Dorchester.
Before the Bullets
A conversation with medical professionals from MGH and other local medical centers about their experiences and hopes for the future of gun violence prevention.
The Whole Story
There is an epidemic of gun violence in the United States and how the media covers these incidents is making it worse.
Carrying On: Norine's Story
Norine Woods' son Troy was killed in a drive-by shooting in Dorchester on August 29, 1999. In this video she shares her experiences as a survivor of gun violence.
People Powered News
People Powered News is a website designed for newsrooms and communities who are committed to changing the narrative around how gun violence is reported.