We are a multidisciplinary collaborative on a decade-long journey to create a global record of the human experience with home through immersive multimedia projects, scientific research, and collaborative reporting. We believe the commonality of our collective relationship with home can powerfully bridge some of the most difficult and divisive issues that will face our generation: from climate to conflict to migration. Join us as we document the journey.
The Home Collective was founded by National Geographic Explorers Hailey Sadler and Darian Woehr in April 2020 as a platform to pioneer multidisciplinary visual and research projects chronicling history through the lens of home.
We operate as a global collective bringing together academics, scientists, community leaders, and new generation storytellers. Together, we create collaborative multimedia projects that harness the power of film, photography, science, research, and data visualization to creatively communicate on the issues that define our time.
To do this, we are supported by grants from Adobe, the National Geographic Society, Getty Images, the International Women's Media Foundation and Solutions Journalism Network. Our purpose is to explore the nuanced concept of home and its intersection with geopolitical issues. This includes conflict, displacement, climate, migration, and Indigenous rights.
Our goal is to create a new model for collaborative reporting and research that challenges traditional industry power dynamics and uses long-form, multimedia projects to immerse audiences in news that feels like an experience.
We believe the future will increasingly be defined by the concept of home. Whether due to climate change, housing shortages, the displacement crisis, or indigenous land rights, there has perhaps never been a more poignant time to question, what does home mean?