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My name is Jed Surio and I am one of the new interns here at The Institute of Cultural Inquiry. I am originally from Manila, Philippines and I am currently an art history student here in Los Angeles. My main academic interest is the intersection of art and design with contemporary culture, society and everyday life. I am also very much interested in how classical ideas from the arts and humanities, such as music, literature, philosophy and theatre, can be integrated into popular mass media.

This summer, I will mostly be working on the AIDS Chronicles project, a key endeavor of the Institute since 1992. As the project approaches its 25th anniversary, I hope to learn as much as I can through my research and contribute to the wonderful overarching goal of AIDS awareness.

Here’s to a great summer at the ICI!

– Jed

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