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OE in Conversation: Gridthiya “Jeab” Gaweewong & Susannah Tantemsapya
Conversation via Facebook Messenger: How does art in Thailand reflect the social and political changes in its current landscape? GG: bbc.com/news/world-asia-31581219 & prachatai.org/journal/2015/03/58149 – That’s the current state of art in Thailand. Freedom of expression is in danger.
Open Engagement 2014: "Are we focusing too much on institutions over community organizations?"
Institutions are like trusted brands. Our education, work and affiliations provide the necessary structure to safely categorize ourselves and others. Since class in American society is constantly in flux, we have no fixed place to stand without institutions. Therefore, our status within the social order is validated. Many view community organizations as a side note, a nice charitable gesture for other people to participate in. Is it the lack of prestige and monetary funds that marginalize community organizations?