Collective residences


From Tuesday, 2 November 2021 to Friday, 12 November 2021

Writer & Linguist


Cassidy Parong is an assistant researcher with the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages, as well as a dancer, facilitator, and award­winning poet. Having graduated with honors in Linguistics at the University of California Santa Cruz, she is now working towards a degree in dance and creative writing with a focus in political theory, activism, and education. Her work centers on the experimentation of forms, and incorporates interactive media with community­centered design and integration. Using poetry’s deeply­rooted tendency of subverting the norm, alongside embodied movement’s reframing capacities, she hopes to use her skills to advocate for language rights, support linguistic diversity and revitalization, and create works that engage in the dismantling of cycles and systems of oppression while simultaneously cultivating regenerative and sustainable communities.


Playable media’s unique ability to invest users with a sense of agency renders it a potent tool for creating learning tools that are more effective, nuanced, and responsive to an individual learner’s needs. My project brings linguistic preservation into accessible revitalization via interactive educational forms. I will consider learning research as well as digital platforms in creating a playable interface specifically designed for language learning and retention — with the intent of serving endangered language communities with modern technological innovations.

Notícies, articles i activitats

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