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Global Lives Project : Through the Years

By Fiona Nguyen At Global Lives Project, we are honored to have talented and empathetic individuals who are devoted to working on our mission. There are two programs at University of California, Berkeley called “URAP” and “ACES” that offer students the opportunity to be part of our project and grow with us through the years. […]

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COVID-19: Why we need global empathy now more than ever

By Austin Hoang Global Lives Project Intern The highly contagious COVID-19 disease, more colloquially known as coronavirus, is spreading throughout the world like a raging wildfire, leaving behind more than 1.9 million confirmed cases and 119,000 deaths as of April 13, 2020. Not only is the pandemic causing tremendous economic fallout and disrupting our daily […]

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Global Lives Exhibit at San Francisco State University

The Global Lives Project is committed to showcasing different lifestyles and cultures from all over the globe, helping the world cultivate empathy and unity under a sense of common humanity towards others from all different parts and walks of life. We are excited to showcase the stories of eight incredible lives from around the world. […]

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It’s Art… it’s Anthropology… it’s Tech… it’s…

2017 ANNUAL LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ***See Exhibit Hours and Visitor Information Below*** Dear Friends, This has been a phenomenal year for Global Lives. Our most ambitious and extensive exhibit yet is currently running in three different museums on the UC Berkeley campus. The Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and the […]

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Global film project elevates the ordinary

This article by Kathleen McClay was originally published in the Berkeley News on Nov 29th, 2017. While an undergraduate at UC Berkeley in 2002, David Harris came up with the idea to record a day in an ordinary person’s life and share their specialness.  After graduating two years later, he recorded 24 hours with James Bullock, a cable […]

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Press Release: UC Berkeley Multivenue Exhibit 2017-18

Media Contacts: (BAMPFA) A. J. Fox · (510) 642-0365 · afox@berkeley.edu (Hearst Museum) David Tozer · (510) 642-3683 · dtozer@berkeley.edu (CITRIS and the Banatao Institute) Cheryl Martinez · (510) 642-1146 · cmartinez@citris-uc.org (Haas School of Business) Kim Girard · (510) 643-0259 · kim_girard@haas.berkeley.edu   Global Lives Project Receives Multivenue Presentation on UC Berkeley Campus Throughout 2017-18 […]

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My crazy year – from ‘brainchild’ to twins

I’m not sure how much you’ve followed Global Lives this year, as our inboxes and newsfeeds have been deluged with so much political tumult. As we close the chapter on a crazy 2016, I want to share a quick recap on what we accomplished with the generous support of our donors and why I am so optimistic […]

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*Official Selection NYFF* Global Lives @ Lincoln Center

World Premiere: Lives in Transit at New York Film Festival’s Convergence at Lincoln Center The Global Lives Project is pleased to announce that Lives in Transit, an immersive video installation, will premiere at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center as the centerpiece of the Convergence program, dedicated to the fast-evolving world of non-traditional […]

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Calling All Translators!

Global Lives is looking for native and bilingual Chinese, Hindi, Turkish, Kannada, Vietnamese, Spanish, Tibetan, French, Mandarin, Sundanese, Indonesian, Arabic, Sichuanese, and Korean speakers. What’s it like to be a cable-car brakeman in San Francisco? Or a hip hop musician in the periphery of São Paulo? How about a farmer at a state-owned plantation in […]

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