Poetic Justice at MIT Media Lab is exploring new forms of social justice through art. We’re currently looking for a Community Coordinator to work on A Counting, an ongoing series of participatory public artworks that portray the linguistic and ethnic diversity of the United States. It’s been featured on NPR and in the New York Times.
There are 1300+ spoken languages and 30+ signed languages used across the US and we want to include all of them in their various dialects and accents. Currently, A Counting includes nearly 100 spoken languages across its city-specific editions in New York City, Houston, St. Louis and Omaha and a few signed languages in its nationwide Signed edition. Each sound and video-based edition, accessible via phone or online, features a non-stop loop of people counting from 1 to 100 with a different person and language for every number, on every repeat.
As one of two Community Coordinators, you’d be working alongside our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Coordinator and our Director to build, nurture, grow, and sustain engagement within hearing, Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities through planning, implementing, coordinating, and monitoring various campaigns. This role is a remote freelance position (NYC or Boston areas are preferred). Join our team and help us create a diverse portrait of signed languages used in the US.