Glossaries for Unwritten Knowledges

An interdisciplinary arts initiative that aims to create a new ethical framework for creative projects engaging with the indigenous communities of Malaysia, and empowering indigenous discourse through the development of new ways of non-hierarchical collaboration. Presented in partnership with Alfonse Chiu (Centre for Urban Mythologies).

Manifesting as a mentorship programme for Malaysian Orang Asal artists to develop moving image works in the context of an intensive interdisciplinary lab, and a publication that amalgamates research, personal reflections, and proposals for new policy and industry frameworks for working together with Orang Asal creators in the arts and creative practices. The first phase of GfUK will culminate in an art exhibition that consolidates the outcomes and findings of the current projects.

A project supported by the Prince Claus Fund and Goethe-Institut under the Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change 2020 grant.

Centre for Urban Mythologies (CUM) is a project-based research initiative interested in the (im)material tensions present within the urban contexts of the Southeast Asian region, and how it connects to a wider network of economies and ideologies. Investigating how histories and imaginaries are produced through, and intertwined with, both manmade and natural environments, the Centre excavates media of spatial representation and explores them as sites of contestations, violences, and resistance.


To produce engaging, relevant, and artistically qualified moving image works by Orang Asal talents with Orang Asal talents

To promote the widespread adoption of the ethical framework for engaging and representing indigenous narratives and works

To empower and encourage the reclamation of indigenous narratives through creative means in Malaysia, and providing a platform for these works


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