City of Asylum (2018)

Displacement & Belonging:
Ali Asgar and Tuhin Das

Thursday, June 28th
8:00 pm

Join Bangladeshi transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer Ali Asgar, and City of Asylum exiled writer-in-residence Tuhin Das as they discuss their experiences leaving Bangladesh, living in the US as displaced artists, and how displacement has affected their creative work.

Tuhin Das + Ali Asgar

Ali will present their current project No One Home, a work constructed around the concept of human interactivity, displacement, trauma, and queer identity. The key intention of this interactive performance piece is to find the meaning of home and belonging.

Tuhin will read an excerpt from his forthcoming poetry manuscript. The discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A. The event will be presented in Bengali, with simultaneous interpretation into English.

The event is presented in collaboration with PEN America and the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC).

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