(re)Location is an arts-based research project that explores the immigration and acculturation experiences of Lao and Korean immigrants and refugees living in California. It is a highly personal collaboration for long-time friends Dr. Joyce Yip Green of the Research Institute of the Department of Marital and Family Therapy at Loyola Marymount University and artist Helen H. Kim. Joyce was two years old when her family left Laos as refugees in 1975 while Helen was seven when her family immigrated from South Korea in 1981. The Yips and the Kims both settled in Los Angeles.

Why This Project?

Deepening inter-generational understanding and empathy.

The Context

US policies affected Laos and South Korea in similar ways.

Our Findings

An overview of research results