Anjeline de Dios
Hello. I’m Anjeline from Manila, Philippines. Trained as a cultural geographer, I create and study emergent spaces of sound, community, and change through my work of research, performance, and teaching. I previously worked in academia as a university professor of cultural studies, and in systems-led innovation as a strategic researcher. Currently, I am an independent researcher, performing artist, meditation and systems-change facilitator, and consulting divination practitioner.
My work draws from different wellsprings. From my family and home culture I developed a lifelong fascination with singing as an activity that allows you to be immersed within yourself yet totally with others. As a humanities scholar who started out in philosophy and wandered into cultural geography and inter-Asian cultural studies, I am devoted to understanding the self in relation to the other, especially through systemic and lived aspects of spatial experience. The projects I sustain with collaborators in arts and wellness communities feed my purpose of creating curious, welcoming musical spaces. Finally, my contemplative practice strengthens my personal aspiration to help people listen better to the life within and beyond themselves.