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 University, where she investigated how the design of medical technologies influences access to healthcare, in particular, for cervical health in low-resourced settings. To this end, she is developing a media initiative called the Calla Campaign, which brings together a global community of artists and thinkers to produce new perceptions of the cervix and reproductive health through education, art, and storytelling.
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.
She is currently editing a documentary film as part of the Calla Campaign, titled The (In)visible Organ.