Book Signing

Book Launch: The Bandung Residency 2021-2023

Monday, July 15, 2024
7 – 9PM

Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) are pleased to hold a launch party for The Bandung Residency 2021-2023, the first printed publication for the collaborative residency program that fosters Black and Asian solidarity. The process book, which chronicles the formative years of the program from collaborative concept to community engagement via our residents, serves as a learning tool for organizers, educators, and activists alike.

In 2021, A4 and MoCADA launched the Bandung Residency for creatives interested in engaging in social justice discourse, restorative healing, place-based cultural practices, expanding the narrative and deepening understanding between communities, and more.

Three years, two cohorts, and an extension experiment later, A4 and MoCADA are pleased to present our key learnings and the experiences of our alumni in The Bandung Residency 2021-2023.

A transparent offering of our learned best practices via an introspective journey through the development of the program, the Bandung book explores the projects realized by residents from the first two Bandung Residency cohorts, with additional contributions from Anooj Bhandari, Bryan Hahn, Sunnie Liu, Malaika Temba, Louise Yeung, Alisha Acquaye, Chanel Matsunami Govreau, and Daphne Lundi, who participated in our pilot extension cohort. Including a solidarity message from the program’s directors Lisa Gold (A4) and Amy Andrieux (MoCADA), The Bandung Residency 2021-2023 is an advocacy manual for communities interested in replicating our program in other cities and/or countries.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. A limited number of books will be available with a $25 donation to the program. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Made possible thanks to generous contributions from:

Asian American Federation
Coalition of Asian American Children and Families
Coalition for Theaters of Color
Ford Foundation
New York State AAPI Community Fund
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature
NYC Council Members Crystal Hudson, Christopher Marte, Chi Ossé, and Sandra Ung
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

The space is ADA accessible, and the event is located on the ground floor. There are no gender neutral bathrooms available.

If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please email

This event will not be recorded.

About the Bandung Residency
The residency is named for the groundbreaking 1955 summit held in Bandung, Indonesia, bringing together leaders from 29 newly independent Asian and African states emerging from colonial rule, with the aim of ending racial discrimination and ensuring collaboration and a peaceful coexistence. This Residency is made possible through the NYS AAPI Community Fund, Ford Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, and Apicha Community Health Center.