To the right see all the work completed as a part of the exploration in this degree project in the order of reference in the original presentation. Feel free to deviate from this structure, wander and carve out your own path.
Re__(ACT)__ is an exploration into what it means for an individual’s reality to permeate into the larger whole's.
It looks at this in tandem with the the lack of visibility of the marginalized's stories within oppressive spaces. Re__(ACT)__
considers the systems and frameworks that we live within and how a marginalized body can reclaim their spaces and reject the singular narratives utilized to oppress them.
This site acts as a presentation tool & digital performace stage.
In Corinne's absence it is a self performing space, holding her voice as a frame for the user’s experience.
It asks the users to take the stage and activate it's content.
CLICK ON THE CENTER TO BEGIN & EXPLORE THE AREA. FOLLOW THE ARROWS OR DEVIATE AS YOU PLEASE.
MOM, DAD & KELSEY ANG for the constant support throughout my 4 years at RISD.
KELSEY DUSENKA for encouraging me through this meandering process and advising this DP.
MARIE OTSUKA for all the coding help and for providing a space in which I could explore these concepts on the web.
KELSEY ELDER for being in my corner constantly this past year; your generosity and wisdom is unmatched.
RAMON TEJADA & LUCINDA HITCHCOCK for listening during one of the most disorienting experiences in my life and giving me the space to grow from it.
‘Third Culture Kids (or TCKs), a term coined by US sociologist Ruth Hill Useem in the 1950s, for children who spend their formative years in places that are not their parents’ homeland. Globalisation has made TCKs more common...
home is everywhere and nowhere’
‘So much of the simplicity I’ve yearned for amounts to submerging complex problems, questions, and consequences so that I don’t have to see them, so that someone else deals with them. When I conflate “simple” with “convenient,” I can easily fetishize simplicity and forget that the simple lifestyle our ancestors lived — and that billions still live — often involved labor.’
Making the Politics of Display Visible (A conversation between Julie Ault, Judith Barry, and Martin Beck). Found within the pages of Critical Condition: Ausgewählte Texte Im Dialog by Julie Ault and Martin Beck.
Example of a Mad Libs page.
Images from my camera roll that are within the collection. 2018.
Kasaysayan: The Story of the Filipino People, vols 3–7. 1998.
Spanish Colonial Period: 1565–1898.
American Colonial Period: 1898–1941, 1945–1946.
Japanese Colonial Period: 1941–1945.
Filipino Folk Foundry (Third Edition) published by Hardworking Goodlooking, edited by Lobregat Balaguer. 2017.
‘Things that Filipiniana likes:...Jeepneys are also included. but they do hark back to casco boats from Spanish times and are modifications of American GI jeeps...Indigenous artifacts as a whole are also included, but again popular Filipiniana harks foremost to artifacts from Spanish occupation.’
One of many studies.
is a Black Graphic designer, educator and publisher who was born but not raised in Khartoum, Sudan. Her interests include language, form, and specificity. She is also interested in media, Black studies, and pop culture.
The above is a shortened version of her bio on her website.
‘It is from this area between mimicry and mockery, where the reforming, civilizing mission is threatened by the displacing gaze of its disciplinary double, that my instances of colonial imitation come.
What they all share is a discursive process by which the excess or slippage produced by the ambivilance of mimicry (almost the sam, but not quite) doe not merely “rupture” the discourse, but becomes transformed into an uncertainty which fixes the colonial subject as a “partial” presence.’
is a Filipino American designer and publisher born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Through his practice he heavily engages with research about the Phillipines and the Filipino diaspora.
is a type designer based in Oakland, CA. He founded OH no Type Co. in 2015 and co-founded Future Fonts in 2018. He holds an appreciation for lively typefaces and aims to create quality work that highlights underappreciated genres, and respects history.
‘...feng shui is concerned with the relationship of buildings to the natural environment, including mountains, seas and skies. Proper positioning and flow paths are considered critical components of good urban feng shui.’
An ideal conceptual and topographic landscape of feng shui in Feng Shui: The Living Earth Manual by S Skinner. 2011.
“Colorful Chameleon” by San Diego Shooter is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
‘Let me introduce the word ‘hypertext’ to mean a body of written or pictorial material interconnected in such a complex way that it could not conveniently be presented or represented on paper.’ Nelson 1965.