For over twenty years, Lisa Sonneborn's documentary film and video work has been used to promote social action in the disability community. Lisa produces the Visionary Voices Project for The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. The Voices project works to preserve the history of Pennsylvania's Intellectual Disability Rights Movement through oral history interviews with the Movement's leaders, the preservation of archive materials to the Movement and, most recently, through public performance. To date, the project has collected over sixty interviews, preserved four personal papers collections, and produced three short documentaries on Pennsylvania's disability history. Currently, Lisa is the Director of Media Arts and Culture (MAC) at The Institute on Disabilities, Temple University.
Nicki Pombier Berger is an oral historian, writer, educator, and interdisciplinary artist.
She brings an oral historical approach to collaborative work across disciplines, with an interest in how the process and products of these collaborations reflect, and enact desires for change.
As Artist Resident with The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, Berger utilizes an arts and oral history-based approach to document first-person experiences of institutionalization. Her work with Temple began in 2014 on A Fierce Kind of Love, a multifaceted arts-based project on the intellectual disability rights movement in Pennsylvania, for which Nicki co-curated content for a multimedia exhibit online and in the rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol and Philadelphia’s City Hall. Berger is also the Founding Editor of Underwater New York, an arts project of creative work and programming inspired by the waterways of New York City.