How do you build a community?
Some migrants look forward to seeing family or friends when they move to a new place, but for others it can be an isolating experience. Community spaces, whether formal or informal, help people make new social connections. This might mean connecting with other migrants in similar situations or making friends in one’s new country. When away from one’s country of origin, community spaces are sometimes the only places that feel like home.
Splash Foundation: Hong Kong
Taipei Main Station: Taiwan
Brilliant Time Bookstore: Taipei, Taiwan
When we arrived at Brilliant Time Bookstore on a warm Friday evening, the first floor library space was packed. Everyone was gathered for a free talk by the mysterious, “Mr. Broker” (a pseudonym adopted to protect him from retaliation at his job as a labor broker.) For over 90 minutes the room sat in rapt silence, with many taking notes as he described the current industry and encouraged the crowd to know their rights.Student describing a program at Brilliant Time Bookstore