Brandon Eng '15: Visions of Migration

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Brandon Eng, center, with Sally and William Shang. 
The Shangs are featured in Eng's project Visions and Voices of Migration: Narratives of Cultural Identity.

Brandon Eng '15, an Art History and Anthropology major, is the creator of Visions and Voices of Migration: Narratives of Cultural Identity, a project celebrating and preserving experiences of immigrants in the 20th and 21st century.

Eng's work was made possible through The James Houston Ambassadorship in Innovation, one of nine ambassadorships offered through the Center of Inquiry, Discovery and Development.

The project is an interactive, public exhibition highlighting the experience of a dozen immigrants Eng interviewed who tell their stories through audio recordings, portraits and written profiles. At Geneseo, Eng hopes Visions and Voices of Migration contributes to a larger community discussion about diversity — not only of race but life history and experience. He will expand his project to explore the experiences of some of the 150 international students from France, Nepal and other countries who make Geneseo a second home.

"There are similarities between the new beginnings of those students and the new beginnings of every college student, wherever they come from," says Eng.

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