Episode 58: Pirate Futurism (w/ Weston Teruya)

Hi everyone. I hope you are doing well and somewhat prepared for the new year. For me, classes are winding down and I am looking forward to spending more time editing some videos in the backlog. But as the year comes to a close, I still think about how much time has passed and what a crazy surreal year it has been. I’m sure we have all been coping through these recent events in our own ways. But wherever you are, I wish you a wonderful and merry holidays.

For today, I have on the podcast Weston Teyura. Born in Hawaii, Weston received a BA in studio art and minor in Asian American Studies from Pomona College and an MFA from the California College of the Arts. Weston has curated exhibitions for Southern Exposure, Kearny Street Workshop, and the Berkeley Art Center. He is one of the core members of the Related Tactics collective, a group of artists, writers, curators, and educators of color creating projects and opportunities at the intersection of race and culture.

I met Weston briefly during my time in the Bay Area and have followed his work and podcast since then. Weston’s podcast, (un)making, also tackles similar topics as my podcast and I was naturally interested in learning more about his process. We also talk about how ideas of immigrant success can change from one generation to another, the visual language of development and progress, and working within a collective. It will be a new year next time I release an episode, so as always, stay safe, stay healthy, and Happy New Years.

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