October 2018

Masahiro Sugano’s Short Film on Climate Justice Screens at the Royal Academy of Arts in London

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On September 29, 2018 the largest exhibition of arts and culture of Oceania opened at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, featuring IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano’s short film, “Tell Them.” Originally filmed live at the Southbank Centre as part of the Cultural Olympiad London 2012 showcase, the spoken word film features poet and climate justice activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands. ...

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Two short films by Masahiro Sugano selected for the 2018 ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Germany

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Out of more than 1,200 entries from 87 countries, Berlin’s Literaturwerkstatt program commission selected two films by IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano as part of the 2018 ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in both Münster and Berlin.The festival ran from September 27th to 30th 2018. The two works screened were spoken word short films by powerful poet Tjawangwa “TJ” Dema of Botswana. Both “Dreams” and “Neon Poem” were featured in this year’s festival line up. Both videos were ...

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Anida Yoeu Ali exhibits and performs an international year of loss with “In Memoriam: The Red Chador” in the US, Cambodia and Australia

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Performance artist and IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali began 2018 without her trademark sequined “red chador” one-of-kind costume. In her latest interview with Crosscut, Ali discussed the disappearance of her garment and her desire to memorialize the work and create anew despite the loss. Ali’s costume was last seen in Tel Aviv, Israel as checked in luggage in December 2017. Months later, the luggage containing the original costume was never found nor returned. Slated for an exhibition titled “Then and Now” in May 2018 at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, Ali decided ...

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Alka Kurian on the MeToo movement in India

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian's interview on MeToo was published in Times of India.  In the interview, she claims that with older women outing sexual abuse of decades ago, the MeToo movement in India has widened its base that was previously led by the country's young millennial cyberfeminists.  Kurian was also ...

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Curtis Takahashi joins UW Bothell to lead new Professional Experience Program

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An ardent champion of UW Bothell, alum Curtis Takahashi is taking his support to a new level. The IAS graduate was recently hired as the campus’s new Professional Experience Program Advisor. This program will create opportunities for UW Bothell students to gain intensive and immersive work experience during their final years of study, along with professional development to be successful in the workplace. Takahashi will focus on employer outreach and engagement, advising students on internship opportunities and professional development, and managing the program implementation, growth, and ...

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