A Year of Slow Media

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A Year of Slow Media

We are currently sandwiched between two new years: the solar and lunar. There is a double sense of newness—a chance of catching the tipping point again—so happy new year twice over! I know it’s a cliche, but it’s a time of the year where we get to be reflective and plan ahead. 

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The Moment I Seized My Purpose

The Moment I Seized My Purpose

Calmly and with intention, Youk Chhang turned to us and said, “If you want to get rich, start an NGO in Phnom Penh.” It hit me like a ton of bricks, sunk into my chest and irrevocably burned me from the inside out. It became the debt I carry.

Diamond Island

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Diamond Island

Through French-Cambodian director Davy Chou's artful lens— full of compassion, understanding, and absolutely no judgement for his city— I was free to imbue my own Phnom Penh with a more complete vision.

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THE GIFT OF FORGETTING

THE GIFT OF FORGETTING

Faces. I see them every day, in comings and goings on my bicycle: An old man, folded in a deck chair. A woman in the back of a motorcycle, with a piercing stare. A man standing by a cart. Their expressions betray their emotions, flickering in and out. There are stories. Lived, and imagined.

THE DESIGN UNKNOWN

THE DESIGN UNKNOWN

Track X was my first uncharted step into "the design unknown." 

After graduating  with a degree in tourism almost a decade ago, design-as-vocation was a life direction I had taken from almost zero.  I had taught myself without any mentor, without qualifications, and withtout a clear understanding of where I was headed. In my early teens I had been aware that I had a raw gift, so the skills came easily, but I knew that it wasn't enough since every skill needs a purpose and goal in order to grow.

WHAT’S IN YOUR BOX?

WHAT’S IN YOUR BOX?

The year was 2013. I went to Sikkim—a jutting piece of Indian territory set between Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal— I had only a vague notion of its history, and hoped for a new adventure in experiential learning.