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Humans of the East-West Center Studios offers a glimpse of life at the East-West Center through interviews and multimedia that spotlight the unique experiences, backgrounds, passions, identities and visions of the individual. By celebrating the rich diversity of our community, the Humans of the EWC project aims to develop and strengthen our connections with one another. Please click on one of the features below to learn more about the EWC and the people here.


EWC's shared kitchens are legendary. In this installment, we learn how to make Phad Thai with graduate degree fellow and master chef Chetsada Changmai from Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.

Collaboration and dialog are central to the mission of the East-West Center. Professor Christopher Blasdel recounts his experience being invited to contribute as a shakuhachi performer to a tsugaru shamisen tour arranged by the EWC Arts Program.

Ying

How do you say goodbye to a beloved community that has sustained you through difficult challenges? GDF and APLP alumni Ying Chen's watercolor offering portrays a scene of nostalgia, gratitude, and bittersweet goodbyes. The painting is accompanied by Student Affiliate Jacob Algrim's guqin rendition of the classical piece yangguansandie.

Karese

Hear the exuberance of EWC Foundation Scholar Karese Kaw-uh as she recalls how a kitchen conversation in Hale Mānoa redirected her MFA thesis trajectory.

Jay-J

Listen to the stories, music, and enthusiasm of EWC Graduate Degree Fellowship recipient John Taukave (Jay-J) as he reflects upon EWC communal spaces, fellowship, and the importance of water.

Humans of the East-West Center Studios offers a glimpse of life at the East-West Center through interviews and multimedia that spotlight the unique experiences, backgrounds, passions, identities and visions of the individual. By celebrating the rich diversity of our community, the Humans of the EWC project aims to develop and strengthen our connections with one another. Please click on one of the features below to learn more about the EWC and the people here.


EWC's shared kitchens are legendary. In this installment, we learn how to make Phad Thai with graduate degree fellow and master chef Chetsada Changmai from Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.

Collaboration and dialog are central to the mission of the East-West Center. Professor Christopher Blasdel recounts his experience being invited to contribute as a shakuhachi performer to a tsugaru shamisen tour arranged by the EWC Arts Program.

Ying

How do you say goodbye to a beloved community that has sustained you through difficult challenges? GDF and APLP alumni Ying Chen's watercolor offering portrays a scene of nostalgia, gratitude, and bittersweet goodbyes. The painting is accompanied by Student Affiliate Jacob Algrim's guqin rendition of the classical piece yangguansandie.

Karese

Hear the exuberance of EWC Foundation Scholar Karese Kaw-uh as she recalls how a kitchen conversation in Hale Mānoa redirected her MFA thesis trajectory.

Jay-J

Listen to the stories, music, and enthusiasm of EWC Graduate Degree Fellowship recipient John Taukave (Jay-J) as he reflects upon EWC communal spaces, fellowship, and the importance of water.