Rachel Falcone is an oral historian, multimedia producer and educator who has worked on such interview-based projects as EarSay Inc., None On Record and the award-winning national oral history project StoryCorps. Rachel is Co-founder and Co-Producer of Housing is a Human Right (HHR), an ongoing storytelling project that collaborates with communities, organizations and individuals to share stories of their ongoing experiences trying to obtain or maintain a place to call home. HHR is building a collection of intimate, viscerally honest narratives exploring the complex fabric of community and the human right to housing and land, painting a living portrait of human rights. Stories are recorded in sound and image in the tradition of oral history and shared as audio stories, photographs and multimedia across multiple platforms.
Rachel’s radio documentaries have been broadcast nationally and internationally on National Radio Project, Idealist.org, PRX’s Remix Radio, Free Speech Radio News, WBAI and WPEB, among others. She has created numerous interactive exhibitions in unconventional spaces, including Wash and Play Lotto Laundromat in Brooklyn; the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts; SUPERFRONT Gallery, Adriala Gallery and Chashama Studios in New York; and Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia. She has also presented her stories at venues across the country, including Allied Media Projects in Detroit and the Patois International Human Rights Film Festival in New Orleans, and her work has been featured in publications such as the Daily News, The New York Times Blog and City Limits. Rachel teaches oral history, interviewing and audio production to students at the Museum of the City of New York and has taught in NYC schools with People’s Production House and other non-profit organizations. She also works as a consultant for documentary projects. Rachel studied Philosophy at University College London and Vassar College. www.housingisahumanright.org