By Sach TakayasuMom’s stories about being a teenager during World War II in Japan mesmerized me. I wanted to know more: to see what she saw and feel what she felt. So, we expanded our collaboration beyond the microphone to making paintings—together. This exhibit shares our exercise in radical empathy. Also, a photograph triggered her memories and that recollection became a short story.
OHMA students and alumni continue to push the envelope on approaches to oral history. I invite you to explore their innovative works and consider engaging them for your oral history project.
This video introduces my approach to "radical empathy using microphones and brushes”