Shuran Huang 舒然

Photographer
     
Location: Washington D.C.
Nationality: Chinese
Biography: Shuran Huang (she/her) is a photographer based in Washington, D.C. As an international resident originally from China, she often confronts the reality of assimilating and adapting to new communities. As the daughter of a translator mother and an... read on
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On The Washington Post: An innovative Georgetown lab looks to theater to quell political fires
shuran huang
Feb 23, 2021
Location: Washington, D.C.
A unique Georgetown University's Department of Performing Arts effort, the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, harnesses the power of performance to humanize global politics.

I recently spent some time with Ijeoma Nijaka, inclusive pedagogy specialist at the Lab, for The Washington Post.

The Lab specializes in empathy, which engages friends or strangers in dialogue through art and artistic practice — whether at the level of everyday discourse or between nations in forms of cultural diplomacy. More work is posted on Instagram.

An innovative Georgetown lab looks to theater to quell political fires
The nine-year-old Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics specializes in empathy.
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