BUFU (By Us For Us) is a collaborative living archive centered around (pan)Black and (pan)Asian cultural and political relationships. We, the founders of this project, are a collective of queer, femme and non-binary, Black and East-Asian artists and organizers. Our goal is to facilitate a global conversation on the cultural contact between Black & Asian diasporas, with an emphasis on building solidarity, de-centering whiteness, and resurfacing our deeply interconnected and complicated histories. We attempt to achieve this through our collaborative programming, visual archives, and through building long-term partnerships with collectives, organizations, and individuals.
As 2017 Eyebeam Resident Artists, BUFU is building an online/offline installation platform, an interactive web series with footage from eight countries, and engaged programming for QTPOC.
In Memory of Jiun Kwon
Remembering our co-founder and forever bae in Seoul
Korea & Japan Promos
Filmed in Seoul, Tokyo, and Osaka
Filmed in Addis Ababa
By Us For Us: An Overview
A visual description of BUFU's multifaceted work
US: JULY 2017
Documentation from a month of collective programming throughout NYC
Win a Date with BUFU
A desperately thirsty crowdfunding campaign