The here-there audio archive is a community arts project and home for stories from the Asian Canadian diaspora. This project strives to amplify community voices, facilitate meaningful conversations, and enhance public awareness of the diversity and nuance of the Asian Canadian experience.
We would like to thank all of our contributors for their generosity and vulnerability in sharing their stories with us. Without you, this archive could not exist.
The here-there audio archive is maintained by here-there collective, a group of interdisciplinary artists who proudly identify as members of the Asian Canadian diaspora. Our artistic practice decenters the Western principles of art and design, and prioritizes our own cultural knowledge and lived experiences. We regularly collaborate with other BIPOC artists and are committed to creating opportunities for professional artists and arts workers from traditionally marginalized communities.
Past collaborators and partners include: Joshua Edwin Advincula, Donya Aref, Wandy Cheng, Toko Hosoya, Brian Jiang, Jeffrey Kam, Michelle Kuan, Connie Lê, Matthew Wai Yiu Lee, Long Time No See Collective, Michelle Lu, Diana Nguyễn, Thamara Perera, Ali Shamas Qadeer, Scadding Court Community Centre, Lilian Sim, Nancy Snow, Emi Takahashi, Vide Press, Zhenxiao Yang, Kendra Yee, Whippersnapper Gallery
The here-there audio archive was conceptualized and developed on land within the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. As a collective, we acknowledge and respect the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and the Huron-Wendat, who are the past, present, and future custodians of the land on which we create.
We encourage all visitors of this archive to learn about the specific histories and stories of the land they are settled on and support the ongoing work of Indigenous communities and leaders. As settler-immigrants, we must all reckon with the ways we are complicit with systems of white supremacy and the oppressive colonial forces that continue to undermine Indigenous peoples today. The here-there collective is committed to unlearning colonial myths, reckoning openly with our responsibility to this land’s original stewards, and stands in solidarity with Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island.
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Display Typeface: Xanh Mono by Lam Bao and Duy Dao
Web Development: Donya Aref, Oliver Gadoury
Design: Michelle Kuan, Michelle Lu, Emi Takahashi