Date of Award

Spring 6-3-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Graphic Design

First Advisor

Rene Payne

Second Advisor

Ryan Waller

Third Advisor

David Kim


Moving at the Speed of Trust is a workbook of strategies — practices, definitions, and techniques — to nurture community-building in support of inbetweeners who live between power structures and cultures and are often left out. Inbetweeners are those individuals whose lives are in transition through recent immigration or forced translocation from Asia to America.

These strategies revolve around threads of trust: kin, giggles, vulnerability, and shared experience. With these threads, we can question power. We can preserve stories, expand the ways we connect, shift perspectives on what is “standard,” and cultivate a community rooted in understanding. To understand each other’s core in these spaces means reclaiming what has been overlooked, bearing witness to the fact that our present experience is not the end, and manifesting a pluralistic future.


View exhibition online: Sun Ho Lee, Moving at the Speed of Trust



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