America & Its Unfit: Eugenics Then & Now

02.09.2016 in Videos

Disoriented by the “unwashed” immigrants arriving every day, New Yorker Madison Grant’s screed The Passing of the Great Race (1916) sounded the alarm for elite Anglo American Protestants. The Eugenics Record Office emerged in the breach of this Gilded Age moment of great extremes—immense wealth…

Indigenous Dance Forum, Curated by Jack Gray

11.08.2016 in Videos

Blending interactive theater approaches with culturally immersive technologies, The Indigenous Dance Forum (IDF) was part community activation, part performance ritual, and part forum. Guided by intuition-led, process-based methodologies, IDF, the major outcome of Jack Gray‘s semester-long residency at the A/P/A Institute at NYU, implored us…

The Wayfinding Project Inaugural Ceremony

11.08.2016 in Videos

On March 24, we hosted an inauguration and opening reception for The Wayfinding Project featuring performances and remarks from project initiator Jack Tchen, artist Beatrice Glow, Kaina Quenga (Na ‘Ōiwi NYC), Donna Couteau (Leafarrow Theatre), Angelo Baca (NYU Native American and Indigenous Students Group), Chief…

Twenty Years of Rolling the R’s & The White Boy Shuffle

06.05.2016 in Videos

Through fiercely earnest characters navigating a landscape of burning dreams and neglect in a small 1970s Hawaiian community, R. Zamora Linmark’s Rolling the R’s threw new light on queer identity and the trauma of assimilation—and is now available in a new, updated edition from Kaya…

Indigenous Contemporary Dance Masterclasses

27.04.2016 in Videos

  The fourth episode of Jack Gray‘s residency with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU documents the week-long series of Indigenous contemporary dance masterclasses that were led by Gray (A/P/A Institute at NYU, Spring 2016 Artist-in-Residence) and guest professional artists from Alaska (Emily Johnson), the Philippines…


08.04.2016 in Videos

In the years during and following the Cambodian genocide, hundreds of thousands of Cambodian refugees were resettled in the US. In the 1980s and 1990s, ten thousand of these refugees arrived in the Bronx. Through the story of Ra Pronh and her family scholar and…

Roundtable Session with Jack Gray

01.04.2016 in Videos

Jack Gray is forging connections between Indigenous and artist communities in New York as the Spring 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Episode 2 documents a community-building roundtable that offered space for informal, intimate dialogue and knowledge exchange. This roundtable guided Gray’s semester-long…

East LA Interchange

01.04.2016 in Videos

East LA Interchange tells the story of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights, the oldest neighborhood in East Los Angeles. Targeted by government policies, real estate laws, and developers, this immigrant neighborhood survived racially restrictive housing covenants, Japanese American incarceration, federal redlining policies, and the building of…

In and of the Movement

30.03.2016 in Videos

As recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale, and other colleges have demonstrated the power of student-led movements to affect change, we brought together alums and current student activists for an intergenerational conversation on the past, present, and future of student movements at NYU….