AsiaFest 2020: 'Passage' Magazine
Passage is a new digital and print-on-demand magazine that takes you on a behind-the-scenes journey into some of Asia Society's most exciting community collaborations. Our first edition, produced in partnership with our Teen Council, utilizes intergenerational conversations to highlight the unique stories behind the diverse collection of culturally-driven local businesses that live at the heart of our annual AsiaFest celebration.
In these pages, you'll find:
- Stories, interviews, and personal essays resulting from a summer of exchange between the young leaders on our Teen Council and AsiaFest's vendors and performing arts partners
- A selection of DIY arts-and-crafts activities to engage the family at home
- A directory of our longstanding AsiaFest participants so you can easily shop their arts, crafts, food, and more
With a simple flip of the page, take your passport throughout the different regions of Asia and help us in supporting Houston's local small businesses, all from the safety of home. We hope you enjoy!
Want to enjoy Passage in print and in your hands? Enjoy options to download the full magazine or select pages, below. All pages are formatted for US Letter Size paper.
The full magazine (42 pages)
- Vendor and partner directory (6 pages): Download »
- Paper zongzi craft instructions (2 pages): Download »
- Lantern craft instructions (2 pages): Download »
- Mango lassi instructions (2 pages): Download »
AsiaFest is the Asia Society Texas Center’s free annual community festival displaying the vibrancy of Asian culture, creativity, and cuisine in Houston. Since 2015, guests have joined us each year for an international bazaar, performances, arts and crafts, fusion food, live demonstrations, and more.
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About the Asia Society Teen Council
The Asia Society Teen Council is a cohort of teens engaging in year-round programming designed to uplift and amplify student voices representing the diversity of Houston. Throughout the program, teens learn about diverse cultures, develop cross-cultural communication skills, and build global competency.
About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.