Dias:stories is a community research group committed to the creation and sharing of stories about Southeast Asian diasporic experience.

Diaspora is a word loaded with meanings that are often contradictory and unfolding. In some instances, diaspora refers to a group of people settled away from their home of origin, while in other ways, diaspora can also capture being stuck within nation states due to conditions like undocumentation or asylum migrations.

Diaspora can both articulate and disarticulate movement. Through the utilization of emerging technologies and well-established digital forms, Dias:stories hopes to (explore models for) represent the complexity of diasporic life.

Diasporic Dialogues

Diasporic Dialogues is a speaker series that highlights the work of artists/makers working through a Southeast Asian diasporic lens. Speakers will share and reflect on their work in order to open broader conversations about the alliances, fissures, and discoveries that different creative practices can reveal when representing Southeast Asian diasporic experience.

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Call for Applications - Now Closed

Future Through Memory is a virtual participatory workshop that explores themes of personal memory and East and Southeast Asian diasporic experience through methods of oral testimony, transmedia, and digital storytelling.

Registration is opening soon! All applications will be anonymized and peer juried. Six applicants will be chosen to participate.

All participants will receive an honorarium of $1080 at completion of workshop.*
*CAD. Additional details and information to follow in the application process

Applications are now closed. We'll be reviewing applications in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on your email for more information.

Post-Colonial Hot Ones

Post-Colonial Hot-Ones is a panel series that is centered around sharing meals, ideas, and experiences by community members about liberation, transformation and resilience within arts education. These discussions were focused around communal knowledge sharing, tools for resistance, intergenerational healing methods, mobilization plans for marginalized voices, and recipes for dishes/sauces. Our first installment of this series included participation from Ryan Rice, Camille Turner, Casey Mecija, Patricio Dávila, Immony Mén, and audience members.