Teh – meaning “tea” in many Southeast Asian regions.
Teh People is an interdisciplinary production studio interested in brewing creative conversations and collaborations in quiet and evocative ways. With a topical interest in the creative arts, and a particular love for modern-day artisans who practice a spirit of stillness in their craft, Teh People hopes to explore (em)bodied processes of artmaking through conversations, objects and experiences.
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Teh People is run by jaziimun
Jasmine Gui is an interdisciplinary artist and arts programmer. She makes things, and makes things happen.
Besides Teh People, she is the founder of Project 40 Collective, a pan-Asian interdisciplinary artist collective, managing editor at LooseLeaf Magazine and co-founder at TACLA. She holds an MA in English, Diaspora and Transnational Studies from the University of Toronto.
Her research and creative practices explores memory, counter-archivals, translations, traversals, and grief.
She is one-half of jabs, a creative duo that also includes Abby Ho.
Her work has been featured in publications such as SineTheta, GUTS Magazine, The Spectatorial and Panorama Journal, Softblow, and the Hart House Review. She is the author two chapbooks: boke, published by wordsonpages in 2017, and If A Carp Dreams Of The Milky Way, published with Penrose Press in 2019.
Teh People Studio does not tolerate hate speech, racist, sexist, ableist and other discriminatory behaviour in our collaborations. We do not condone agendas of free speech that legitimize harmful speech and absolve the actor of consequences.
Our studio actively works toward decolonial frameworks, in recognition of Indigenous sovereignties on this land, and in allyship with the Black community. We expect our authors and partners to understand, respect, and work toward these capacities as well.
Teh People Studio works in Tkaronto, Mohawk meaning “the place in the water where the trees are standing”.
This land is Treaty 13 and Williams Treaties territory, land calculatedly stolen and taken unfairly from Indigenous peoples who have been stewarding and living on the land long before the arrival of colonial settlers, and who continue to fight for, take care of lands, waters and peoples.