Alex Serpentini is creating the Imagining Other People project
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Elaine Scarry once wrote that when trying to imagine a person or object outside of ourselves “we find at once that the imagined object lacks the vitality and vivacity of the perceived, even if the object we select to imagine is the face of a beloved friend." (The Difficulty of Imagining Other People)

I think art reflects the way people understand themselves in relation to one another, and I feel compelled to make things that help explore my own identity within the context of a global population. I want to investigate the irrational yet fantastic shape humanity takes on when we try to digest the universe objectively. I want to dissect humankind and highlight the absurdness of life, culture, and complications of the everyday. I want to investigate macro and micro, the self and seven+ billion people, and the banality and magnitude of everyday life.

I want to overcome the difficulties of imagining other people.

The Imagining Other People project is my way of doing just that.

But this thing is huge, and a beast, and I need your help.

You can learn more about Alex and what she does at Oh-Hello-Alex.
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My hero! If you're up for it I'll set up a time to do an interview with you on the podcast about your day. One time only, plus all previous rewards.
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If we make it $500 a month, then in eight months there would be enough to travel to two international locations and interview at least twenty people within London, England and Hanoi, Vietnam. I’d gain access to people, communities and cultures far beyond my personal network.

I’ve picked each location for the diversity of contacts and organizations for communities outside of my access. In Hanoi I'd be able to bring you stories from the creative, rural, finance and academic networks with contacts I have there. In London, I'd be able to share the daily lives of a range of documented and undocumented refugees and asylum seekers of all ages through the incredible Counterpoints Arts + Refugee Network.

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Elaine Scarry once wrote that when trying to imagine a person or object outside of ourselves “we find at once that the imagined object lacks the vitality and vivacity of the perceived, even if the object we select to imagine is the face of a beloved friend." (The Difficulty of Imagining Other People)

I think art reflects the way people understand themselves in relation to one another, and I feel compelled to make things that help explore my own identity within the context of a global population. I want to investigate the irrational yet fantastic shape humanity takes on when we try to digest the universe objectively. I want to dissect humankind and highlight the absurdness of life, culture, and complications of the everyday. I want to investigate macro and micro, the self and seven+ billion people, and the banality and magnitude of everyday life.

I want to overcome the difficulties of imagining other people.

The Imagining Other People project is my way of doing just that.

But this thing is huge, and a beast, and I need your help.

You can learn more about Alex and what she does at Oh-Hello-Alex.

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Nothing short of my undying thanks and adoration.
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My undying thanks and adoration + a shoutout on the latest podcast episode.
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My undying thanks and adoration + a special moment of appreciation for you on the latest podcast episode.
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My undying thanks and adoration + special moment of appreciation for you on the latest podcast episode + your name & website will be listed on my website as a huge thank you for being on my team.
Pledge $50 or more per month
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My hero! If you're up for it I'll set up a time to do an interview with you on the podcast about your day. One time only, plus all previous rewards.