Trading Voices is a media project that collects, remixes and publishes oral stories relating to the United Nations Millennium Development Goal to “Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women.” People from as many different generations and cultures as possible will contribute their stories.

How It Works

Each participant will be filmed answering gender related questions and then they will read a few bits of dialog from answers given earlier by another a person that unlike themselves. In this way the participants will have the unique opportunity to identify with another a different person’s point of view.

01SJ 2010 Build Your Own World

The physical infrastructure at the exhibition will have a comfortable trade show character and contain a video recording and production area adjoining a comfortable viewing area designed from top to bottom to be accessible, interactive and inspiring.

The 3rd 01SJ Biennial―a multi-disciplinary, medium agnostic contemporary art festival curated by Steve Dietz―will take place September 4-19, 2010 in San Jose, CA. The theme of the Biennial is “Build Your Own World,” which posits that the future is not about what’s next; it’s about what we can build to ensure that what’s next matters. And asks how can we, as resourceful, innovative, and knowledgeable local and global citizens build and participate in a desirable future in the face of global climate change, economic meltdown, political instability, and cultural divisiveness?