Our first ever online symposium!

Over two days, 28th-29th May 2021, we hosted panel discussions with Oceanic peoples on how we navigate digital and social media. Our Creative Director, Emele Ugavule, curated a powerful lineup of speakers who lead talanoa on topics ranging from how we archive and present our stories in digital spaces, emerging social media platforms and subcultures during the COVID-19 pandemic, representation, and creating educational and safe spaces. Speakers and topics included:

Archiving Ancestors

  • Wap-Hill Imbun – Pasifika Visuals
  • Lavau Ngaluc – Archiveples
  • Samira Homerang Saunders – Archiveples
  • Talei Mangioni – Pacific Biography in Australia

Weaving Tales

  • Samantha Marley Barnett – Tahdong Marianas
  • Lice Movono – Today Media Fiji

Collectivism as Currency

  • John Kealoha Garcia – Exchange Avenue
  • Leone Winterstein – Zed Run

Niu Orators

  • Brandon Tacadena – Talanoa
  • Isabella Naiduki – Fiji Diaspora Club
  • Trina Sound – Fale Umu Kuka
  • Falefia Jr Fuamatu – Pasifika Creatives Club

It was an incredible two days filled with robust and in-depth conversation.

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