Embracing diversity and celebrating a mixed heritage and culture. Are they just a string of keywords that can be checked? Or do we really practice what we preach? Even in a world that is hypocritically racist, there is a way.
In his talk, Paulius reveals how we can break through the colored glasses that blinds us.
Paulius is originated from Lithuania, a tiny country in Eastern Europe. He worked at MTV as an art director until he received a scholarship to spend a year in Indonesia and China.
In year 2010, Paulius participated in the Shanghai World Expo, representing Lithuania with his project called People's Republic of China.
Paulius started his own photography project All Is Amazing that captures nightlife photography of Asia, especially KL, where he took photos of people in nightclubs, concerts and music events.
After living In Malaysia for about three years, the 30-year-old suddenly realized he had lost the awe he first felt for Malaysia’s cultural diversity when he first arrived here. To recapture this feeling, Staniunas started the Same Same project (www.samesame.my) at the end of last year.
Paulius has recorded the stories of about 30 Malaysians and recently, 30 Penangites for his exhibition at George Town Festival titled “Same Same: A Dan Lain-Lain” project.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx