Cường Phạm is a London-based researcher, community activist, and not very occasional writer. He finds himself trying to constantly negotiate and situate his self in relation to cultural identity, movement, sites of community and geographical spaces. He holds a Master’s in Southeast Asia studies at SOAS, where his thesis explored the Vietnamese diasporic experience through hip-hop. Through his work at the grassroots, he has co-curated ‘Record, Retrieve, Reactivate’ (An Viet Foundation) and ‘Resettled Spaces’ (Lien Viet) which explored the history, memory, and language of the East and South East Asian migration experience. He is currently in the process of setting up an archive of British-Vietnamese documents, photos, and other artefacts relating to the British-Vietnamese experience. Cường is also the co-founder of Indigo Magazine, a platform for new voices in/from Southeast Asia and beyond. Under the handle phạmbinho 范悲儒, he also hosts a monthly show NTS, an independent online radio platform. In which he, and occasional guests, attempts to musically reframe ‘Asia’ as a contested paradigm. He has also appeared on BBC Asian Network, Netil Radio, Dublab, no10.as, DSTRACKTD, A:\files, he has performed at Tate Modern and alongside collectives/labels Eastern Margins, Chinabot, Rumah Fest and Gãy and has/had other projects with SOAS, AAA Radio, and East Asian Ticket Club x Royal Court.
Cường will be hosting đoàn thân (bodies in cyberspace) roundtable on 4th November @ 2pm GMT. You can also check out his online exhibition đoàn thân – conversations around communities in cyberspace