So proud to see Breadline featured alongside other innovative projects selected to represent the New Asia in Tatler’s launch issue. In every field and discipline, there are those who break the mould and I am pleased to be considered part of that wave.
I am a strong believer in interdisciplinary and collaborative research, I think only through working together can we develop new perspectives and understandings, and to begin to find new approaches and solutions. As an academic in the Arts and Humanities, I vehemently reject the term “ivory tower”, as I constantly ground myself in the field, working closely with NGOs and those in the front-line, running and collecting bread with fellow volunteers. During the recent pandemic, a core group of us continued to run the streets, to better understand how the virus has affected society’s most vulnerable.
If I were to have a say in what the future looks like, I would like to believe that we can build a better society, one that is more equitable and sustainable, and only then can we be optimistic.