Sights & Sounds: Minah Kwon
Common Discourse is a project designed to help others (and ourselves) think through creativity, focus, and intentional work—from Alex Tan & Alice Otieno.
Every Tuesday we share words from a journal, a few ideas, a quote from somebody else, and links worth sharing. On Fridays we invite a guest to share images from their camera roll and a sound that resonates with them.
Minah Kwon is a thinker and designer, currently based in New York. Her work meditates on ideas surrounding social identity characteristics, such as race, class and gender, and how they shape our present and future developments in the world.
She currently works at Gia Kuan consulting, where clients range in the worlds of fashion, lifestyle and the contemporary arts sector—Telfar global, Nike Jordan Brand, TEKLA, to name a few.
I encountered Minah’s work and practice through this are.na channel, where she connects anything and everything that comes to mind. I’m constantly fascinated by the different visuals, research and text based materials that she pulls. Scrolling through it reminds me that everything truly is connected, even in the most subtle ways.
Here’s what she sent us this week.
(26.04.22) Some of my thoughts from today/in general:
I'm a girl that hides a lot. I like to be hard to find, low key, under-the-radar. I have 8 followers on an Instagram account I deactivate every other week. Maybe I'm insecure? I also love peace of mind. I love the arts, I love people, I love beauty, I like to be home. I feel like I'm still figuring it out. I like to be in the present. I want to be real. I want to be loved. I want to have it all structured out, when in reality life is always in-flux.
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