Non Native Native Embassy is a cultural platform which looks into the Asian creative landscape in The Netherlands through the lens of the outsiders from within. The platform serves as an alternative point of exchange for critical creative practitioners between the Asian and Dutch cultural landscape with the focus on contemporary visual culture. The initiative was formed in late 2018 and through series of  research and public activities we aim to combine contemporary work of Asian creatives with the local diaspora narratives, bringing to the surface a nuanced representation of Asian visibility in popular culture.

We aim to construct an alternative speculation–or rather–impression on the world’s future, through critical reflection of Asian actors who are part of the global cultural landscape.

Non Native Native Embassy is co-founded by designers and curators: Belle Phromchanya, Darunee Terdtoontaveedej, and Honey Kraiwee, operates in collaboration with studio150, Leiden University College The Hague, International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Asian Union–Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Institute, CinemAsia, and Volkshotel among many others.

We always have our eyes and ears open for collaboration and submission of relevant projects, articles, events, and other various forms of exchange.

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Non Native Native Embassy programme is made possible with kind support of Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.