LIVE MIND LEARNING is a creative, ethical, and collaborative enterprise that empowers individuals and organizations to learn empathy as a skill that builds partnerships, promotes compassionate communication, and transforms communities. In educational workshops and ongoing community-based projects, Live Mind combines innovative learning, trauma-informed and intercultural approaches, and community outreach to promote understanding and catalyze change.
Educator Casey Jarrin founded Live Mind in Fall 2015 as a project in community empathy, a method of understanding others’ experiences through interactive workshops: Empathy & Building Healthy Communities, Empathy in Times of Violence, Empathy in the Classroom. Live Mind emerges from 15 years linking educational and creative communities in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Durham-Chapel Hill, and New York City, as well as immersive work within landscapes of trauma and healing in Belfast, Berlin, New Orleans, and Los Angeles.
LIVE EYE PHOTOGRAPHY combines visual with narrative elements to document the living, breathing history of communities across the US and the world. With empathy as the foundation for all interactions, the resulting photographs are a catalyst for conversations within and across communities, a vehicle for experiencing and understanding each others' lives.
Live Eye seeks to capture everyday life as we experience it in our senses, bodies, communities -- and to tell visual stories that powerfully encounter other lives, voices, ways of seeing and being in the world. All photographs are developed in close collaboration with communities and individual subjects, including commissioned portraits to capture significant events and moments as well as portraits for professional profiles and social media.
LIVE MIND MENTORING empowers students and inspires young minds through 1:1 sessions and group enrichment workshops designed to build their skills and confidence as writers, readers, thinkers, creators: recognizing individual talents and challenges, making learning relevant to their lives. Professor and community educator Casey Jarrin founded Live Mind to give students a voice in their own learning process, animate their talents, empower them to build new skills -- and find the joy and discovery in learning.
Casey Jarrin, Founder
Educator, Photographer, Storyteller