How does a vernacular aesthetic change with the spread of neoliberal capitalism and hyper industrialization? How have we, as Southeast Asians, knowingly or unknowingly welcomed a commercial and capitalistic aesthetic into our landscapes, kitchens, wardrobes, and faces?
Kei Franklin likes creating. Whether in the realm of theatre, poetry, dance, cooking, humor or conversation, she believes that the best way to spend time is creating. For Kei, home is between New Mexico, Swaziland, and Singapore. Kei is a student at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, where she studies Environmental Studies and Anthropology. She wants to learn more about the space where environmentalism and art intersect.