"For me the most interesting thing about the theater is that it creates the possibility of an encounter." This week on the BLYNKT podcast, Lei is in conversation with Argentinian director and playwright Lola Arias. Her play, Atlas des Kommunismus, will be showing at the Gorki theater in Berlin in April and May, 2017. Don't miss out!
Writer and philosopher Nicola Tams joins Lei on the BLYNKT podcast this week to talk about literary community, the creative process of writing non-fiction, cultural integration in Germany, and the idea of starting a literature movement in Berlin!
Read her poetic piece on Istanbul, "Istanbul: Belated vision and feline melancholy," on the BLYNKT blog: http://www.blynkt.com/blynkt-blog/istanbul-belated-vision-and-feline-melancholy
We are delighted to have poet and rapper, Malik Crumpler on the BLYNKT podcast this week! You can read some of Malik’s poetry in Issue 2 of BLYNKT magazine “Individual/Society” which will be published in the Spring. If you can’t wait until then, Malik will be reading us his political piece “Consolation Prize” on this week’s podcast. As if that wasn’t enough, he also shares a sample of his forthcoming album “iAncient” with us, which will be available soon on Def Pressé. Enjoy!
Photo by Scott Benedict (www.scottbenedict.com)
Jenny Yu, the founder of StudioYU, joins us on the BLYNKT podcast to share her experience of becoming an artist-entrepreneur in the art world today. Coming from an immigrant family, Jenny tells her journey as an independent artist trying to own her own art work by helping other striving artists do the same as well.
If you are an independent artist and interested in joining Jenny's non-profit organization which helps artists promote and sell their works internationally, you can submit your work here: www.studioyu.org/
In the first episode of 2017, Carly Dee and Q Lei did a roundup of 2016. We talked about what we have accomplished with BLYNKT the past year, Brexit, the election of Trump, and how these political events made us more determined to build a platform for the rational voices of people. Listen and find out our new year's resolutions! If you have a good story or new year's resolution to share, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the second episode of "What do university students think about the election" series. Jin, a senior in literature at Princeton and international student from Hong Kong, and Lei chat about the 2016 election from international students' point of view. Jin also shares her reflections on becoming an academic in these turbulent times.
Lei interviewed a student of hers at Princeton University, Helena, about the election. What does the election mean for the students? How does it affect their life at Princeton and their vision of the future? Helena and Lei also discussed the class-based sorting system at the university. This will be the first of a two-episode series of "What do university students think about the election?"
Yingkit Chan, a PhD candidate at Princeton University and a contributor of BLYNKT, presented on "Neighbors and Refugees in Singapore." This is an excerpt from the conference "Without Borders?" which BLYNKT co-hosted at Princeton University.
"Without Borders?" is part of the collective effort to address some of the important questions pertaining to human rights, the rights of mobility, and racial discrimination in the history of global integration and immigration. This week on the BLYNKT podcast, we will play an excerpt from the BLYNKT co-hosted event. Greisa and Rodrigo from United We Dream, the largest immigrant organization in America, shared with us their personal stories of growing up in America as undocumented youths.
Support the mission of United We Dream: unitedwedream.org/
Lei is joined by her colleague and one of BLYNKT's contributors, Ying-kit Chan, on the BLYNKT podcast this week! BLYNKT is delighted to co-host "Without borders? Globalization & the Refugee Crisis" on the 25th October at Princeton University. Kit and Lei chat about their incentive for encouraging more discussions on the global refugee crisis. If you are free and in the New York area tomorrow, do come join us in the one-day conference!
The event is free and open to the public.
The program of the event can be found here: http://eap.princeton.edu/events/without-borders-globalization-refugee-crisis?ct=t(Newsletter_10_19_201610_19_2016