Dash Swani talks about growing up in India, and how issues of identity find acceptance on moving to art school in Chicago.
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BY ADRIAN CHEATER
@ VOL 34
ON MAY 31, 2018
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Adrian's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 34, on May 31, 2018, at the Park Theatre.
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