Boston University video storytelling partnership: tell your story!

Boston University video storytelling partnership: tell your story!

WalkBoston is excited to partner with Boston University’s Cross-College Challenge (XCC), BU Hub’s interdisciplinary project-based elective course open to upperclassmen. The XCC engages students in team projects that address a real-world problem or an enduring human question — students in the course will utilize video storytelling to explore walkability and mobility through diverse perspectives. 

WalkBoston began the project by giving students a Ped 101 presentation to establish a walkability knowledge base. We’re now looking for participants who live, work, or walk around the City of Boston (or within a 10-15 minute transit ride of the City) to be interviewed by the students. 

These interviews and documentaries are looking to capture what walking and mobility looks like in an effort to reframe how these terms are understood and defined in the mainstream and by those with power — to encourage a more intersectional and justice-focused approach to mobility. In particular the project aims to capture perspectives from those who have been historically excluded from the transportation discussion (e.g. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, low income, undocumented, disabled, non English speakers, and more). If you or someone you know would like to share your experiences navigating the public realm through walking (or not walking), please reach out to us at by February 25th. 

As part of this project, participants will need access to Zoom to engage in a preliminary interview and, if comfortable, be filmed while walking (or attempting to walk) in and around Boston during the month of March. Participants who speak languages other than English are encouraged to participate, as interpretation and translation will be available for all involved. 

Participants will be compensated with a $25 gift card for their time and will have final approval over what is published from their interviews. Participants under 18 are welcome, though a guardian’s release will be required. 

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