7. Community building through virtual spaces | Eunice Andrada
Updated: Sep 14
Eunice Andrada is a Filipina poet, educator and organizer living on unceded Gadigal Land. Her debut poetry collection "Flood Damages" (2018) won the Anne Elder Award and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry and the Dame Mary Gilmore Award. She has performed her poetry on diverse international stages, including the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, Sydney Opera House, and the Blanco Renaissance Museum in Indonesia. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships from Australian Poetry, Nature Art and Habitat Residency (NAHR) in Northern Italy, Banff Centre for Arts in Canada, Spoken Word for the World in France, and Sulu Garden Arts in the Philippines.
In 2018, the Amundsen-Scott Station in the South Pole of Antarctica featured her poetry in its inaugural art and poetry exhibition on climate change. In 2020, her poetry will be exhibited in the Museum of Sydney to accompany the photography exhibition "A Thousand Words".
Continuing her work as a Producer for creative programs, she currently organizes and produces events for The Digital Sala, a virtual, transnational Filipinx literary collective.
We talk about:
1. Eunice’s work as a poet, activist and event organiser
2. Finding connection through virtual spaces
3. Why organisations like The Digital Sala can help us feel more connected
4. Why art and activism go hand-in-hand
5. How to have a difficult conversation with your parents about politics
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