Andrea Kim is a documentarian and media-maker interested in how media technologies and storytelling practices build social narratives. In undergrad, Andrea drew from feminist and decolonial theories of embodiment to understand immersive media by how it organizes the perceptual modes of the material body. This interest in the body has led her to her work at the Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies at Duke, where she investigated how the design of medical technologies influences access to cervical health in low-resourced settings. To this end, she is developing The (In)visible Organ, a documentary film and digital storytelling initiative to destigmatize reproductive health.
At heart, Andrea is interested in participatory learning and socio-cultural exchange in the context of an increasingly globalized world. In the past, she worked in schools in Durham, NC and Arusha, Tanzania to incorporate visual learning to education curriculum. Recently, Andrea worked with Moroccan youth in Agadir with the goal to creatively engage future leaders through activities like building a flashlight circuit and co-creating portraits with their peers. At MIT, Andrea is working with the Open Documentary Lab to explore collaborative and immersive storytelling methods.