Author: Monica Perez Vega

A Sail For Peace

“…It was our way to abolish government-made borders and show the world as one beautiful nation whose ruler was the sea, where nature’s laws are strict, yet simple, and the inhabitants are all equally unique.”

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Podcast Episode 20: Summer Wrap Up

In this episode, we talk about art, politics and plans for the future.  This episode is a series of audio clips from team meetings and conversations recorded over the past six months.  It is a reflection on the year so far- as we wrap up for Summer vacation.  We will resume in the Fall, and are excited about our next storytelling event on 16 September. Listen to this episode for more...

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Jennifer Tee: Let It Come Down

Jennifer Tee is a Dutch artist with Chinese-Indonesian heritage. Her work incorporates many cultural traditions and beliefs, and utilising a range of crafts, she is able to merge culture and history with the present. “She is interested in researching contemporary life, with its cross-cultural identity and narratives, its instability and complexity, and its potential for the loss of identity, language and kinship with original cultures.” TEE At the heart of her work, Tee views the soul as being “in limbo.” She says, “…the soul is restless and alive and dwells in some unnamed place on the border between here...

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Love and Longing at the Mexican Border

The Other Side- Love and Longing at the Mexican Border is a short documentary by Griselda San Martin, a documentary photographer and visual journalist. The Other Side – Trailer from Griselda San Martin on Vimeo. Every Saturday and Sunday, there is a section of the US-Mexico border wall in San Diego, California that becomes accessible on the US side for people to meet with loved ones on the Mexican side. This area is called Friendship Park, and it is the only federally established binational meeting place along the 2,000-mile border dividing the United States and Mexico. Griselda notes the contrast...

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  • Hiraeth Ep. 24- Calmness Amidst Chaos 20/11/2017
    Francesca Aikman is an artist from the North West of England who lives and works in Amsterdam. She arrived directly after finishing a degree in Fine Art at university in Preston to take up a residency at OT303, and, without her really realizing or planning it, Amsterdam became home.  Recently, she has been making small, […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 23- A Moving Legacy 02/10/2017
    In this episode, Sarah talks to Lucille Abendanon who has three nationalities and has lived in six different countries. Lucille shares not only her own story of movement, but also the incredible stories of her Dutch Oma and Opa who survived life in Japanese concentration camps. Lucille is a writer and values the power of […]
  • Hiraeth Ep 22- Crimea Calling 18/09/2017
    In 2010, Masha and her brother inherited her grandparents’ home in Crimea, the place of her birth. Last Spring, she traveled there and felt a tug to return and explore her roots. She has long felt the pull between lands and questioned her sense of identity- having lived in the US since the age of […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 21 - Embrace The Journey 04/09/2017
    I met Cynthia on instagram- While she runs the very serious business of recruitment and coaching for expats through her company Xpath Global Careers, she also happens to run a hilarious instagram account called @expatmemes which pokes fun at the trials and tribulations of international life...  Many times, I found myself commenting (or at least thinking) […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 20- Summer Wrap Up 21/07/2017
    In this episode, we talk about art, politics and plans for the future.  This episode is a series of audio clips from team meetings and conversations recorded over the past six months.  It is a reflection on the year so far- as we wrap up for Summer vacation.  We will resume in the Fall, and […]

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