Rosalia Namsai Engchuan is a social anthropologist and filmmaker based between Berlin and Southeast Asia. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany on community filmmaking in Indonesia as collective modes of worldmaking. She investigates how cinematic epistemologies produce and socialize knowledges and argues for taking the arts seriously as an arena of knowledge formation as well as an adjustment of some of the (Western) categories through which art is predominantly studied. Her upcoming research will be a collaborative endeavor with artists and cultural producers in Southeast Asia and the diaspora aiming at a complex, situated, and concrete understanding of artistic investigations and interventions into problem clusters of modernity that pivot around what is commonly referred to as ‘environmental crises’.  She curates screenings and dialogical encounters with a focus on Southeast Asian/ Diaspora independent and experimental works, often in collaboration with the Berlin based collective un.thai.tled.