Queer Asian Tea & Tai-Chi: Community Gathering

darunee LGBTQ+, Side events 2022

Sunday 15 May  11:00–12:30 | SK6


Join our Queer Asian Tea: a casual gathering for our community, a potluck of subjects over snacks and tea where participants are invited discuss an issue that engages with the community with the help of our moderator Jiye Seong-Yu, co-founder of Asian Voices Europe. The session will start with a Tai-Chi workshop, Away with the Flow with Jessie Yingying Gong with the aim to bring body awareness and collectivity through movement and flow of energy. How do we connect with each other’s physical space again? How does one’s imagination materialise through the body? How are spaces activated and appropriated by public activities? Together, we’ll perform our bodies and form our thoughts.

Jessie Yingying Gong
Having been born and raised in China before setting out to study and live in Europe, prompted Jessie a lasting fascination with the topics of memory, identity, symbols and language. She is currently developing a series of works regarding the form, materialisation and development of language. The research into these aspects of language, with a focus on the written forms, leads her to a kind of archaeology of symbolism that serves to chronicle our history on a multitude of levels.

Jiye Seong-Yu
Jiye Seong-Yu is an activist and communications professional based between The Hague, New York and Seoul, currently working at the RightsCon team at Access Now. As the president of Asian Voices Europe, she coordinates academic research and legal remedies for anti-Asian hate crimes in the Netherlands and Germany.