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Feb. 1 | Writing and Listening for the Intersubjective Encounter

  • Knox Hall Room 509, Columbia University 606 West 122nd Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)
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WHEN: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

WHERE: 606 W 122nd Street, Knox Hall 509, Columbia University

Using her multimedia book project Still.Life. - Intersecting Histories as a starting point, Nyssa Chow will discuss the process of translating the oral history encounter into prose, audio and portraiture. This lecture will engage the question — What do we need to know to understand the experience of another? — We will consider ways to listen for the answer in the oral history interview.


Nyssa Chow is the current Teaching Fellow at Columbia University Oral History Master’s Program. She is a writer, new media storyteller and educator. She is a graduate of OHMA and of Columbia University’s MFA program. Her most recent project Still.Life. - Intersecting Histories won the Columbia University Jeffrey H. Brodsky Oral History Award. Nyssa is a recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Award, the Women in Film and Television Fellowship, the Academy of Motion Pictures Foundation Award, and is a recipient of the Sloan Foundation Grant. Her upcoming exhibition, Still.Life, is a narrative installation built from oral histories, sound, and light. It is based on the stories and portraits in the Still.Life book project.


This event is part of a yearlong series on Oral History and the Arts and co-sponsored by the Brooklyn College Listening Project.

INFORMATION: For more information, please email Amy Starecheski at aas39@columbia.edu.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

No registration is required, but RSVPs on the event Facebook page (to be posted) are appreciated to gauge attendance.