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"Apparitions of the Non-Alien: Philadelphia"

Cover of a brochure for an art installation titled Wataridori, featuring a carved bird pin
WATARIDORI: birds of passage (installation brochure)
Schleitwiler, Vince. "Apparitions of the Non-Alien: Philadelphia." Ongoing serialization at, May 2018-. (Excerpts originally published in a brochure by Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, 2018.)

A serial essay on Japanese American resettlement in Philadelphia out of US concentration camps during World War II. Originally commissioned as part of Rea Tajiri's WATARIDORI: birds of passage public art installation for the 25th anniversary of Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, the first installments of the essay appeared in an accompanying brochure, and have been reproduced and continued on the project's ongoing web presence at

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