Teh – a word meaning “tea” in many regions of Southeast Asia.
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 the beauty of art and faithfulness of skill through conversations, objects and experiences.
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, and managing editor at LooseLeaf magazine. She holds an MA in English, Diaspora and Transnational Studies from the University of Toronto, is a published writer and loves supporting community initiatives across different art mediums.
Her research and art practice explores intersectional histories, counter-archivals, invisible labours, translations, traversals, and grief.
Her work has been featured in publications such as GUTS Magazine, The Spectatorial and Panorama Journal, Softblow, and the Hart House Review. She is the proud mama of 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 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.