February 2018 Kam Women Artisans of China, Dawn of the Butterflies Published
My book on Kam artisans has been published by
Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The book is available at the publisher's page or on Amazon.
Through everyday activities, lessons in craft, folk stories and songs, the women I apprenticed with weave a patchwork of Kam culture and reveal its hidden treasures in fibers, textiles, papermaking as well as ethnography, anthropology, and Sinology.
The 290-page book contains my 64 technical illustrations and countless original photographs. I also laid out the book following the publisher’s requirements.
January – February 2018 Dawn of the Butterflies Exhibition at University of the Pacific's Reynold's Gallery, book launch and lecture
The solo exhibition featured
artifacts, photographs, illustrations and book layouts from my Kam Women Artisans of China manuscript. I talked aboutstarting and implementing a community-based project during my lecture.
Selected Past events
February 2018, March, October, December 2017, March, October, December 2016, October, December 2015 Singing Hands Agencys Sales
My interns have been selling products made by Kam artisans and themselves at sales events around the campus. Like Singing Hands Facebook page to stay in touch.
Fall 2015 Singing Hands website launches Visit the website to learn more about what Pacific students and Kam artisans do.
Spring 2015 Singing Hands Cooperative and Student Agency is founded I founded a women's cooperative for disadvanteged Kam minority artisans I worked with earlier in Dimen village in China. Through the student agency,
Pacific art and design students and I help the artisans from Chinese Kam minority to combine contemporary design with traditional crafts, techniques and aesthetics.
The project provides the artisans with sustainable living wages, builds their local identity and helps preserve the Kam cultural heritage. All profits support their community. Pacific students, who run the agency, in turn get practical experience in cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary collaboration, sustainability business and marketing, applied arts and design.
May 2014 Screen printing workshops for adults and children in Dimen, China Thirty children attended two workshops and they enjoyed themselves so much we spent amost two hours printing rather than one each time. Printing their village motifs, they learned about their heritage through the workshops.The Dimen museum staff participad
in separate workshops where they learned the entire process from start to finish, drew their own designs and then developed artifacts with screen-printed motifsMarch 2014 2014 Structures for Inclusion Conference, the Parsons New School for Design, New York, NY Luncha Kutcha presentation
Spring 2014 2014 SEED Excellence in Public Interest Design Award, Honorable Mention Kam Minority Heritage Project that I lead received the 2014 SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) honorable mention award for excellence in Public Interest Design.
Check out the website for Re:Dimen project and watch some short documentary movies in the movies section!
August, 2013 Place, Space, and Time: Asian Hinterlands and Political Economic Development in the Long Eighteenth Century edited by Tsukasa Mizushima, George Bryan Souza, and Dennis O. Flynn (Brill, 2014) Cover Illustration
Metamorphosis of Politics: 19th Century Monuments in Czech, Czech National Gallery and the City of Prague Archive, Clam-Gallas Palace, Prague, Czech Republic, 9/2013–1/2014 Designed visual identity, poster and catalog cover