David Kam is a Malaysian movement artist, educator and speaker sharing queer practices of freedom and connection grounded in the philosophies of yoga, dance and architecture. He pitches movement as an expression between party and protest, a brave space #beyondasana to celebrate the joy of play and agency to combat oppression and cultivate collective care. David is currently an Activist in Residence at King’s College London researching the intersections of movement, migration and digital technologies while he continues to work across leading dance and wellness institutions, prioritising marginalised communities in London and abroad.
Beyond the mat, David is the founder of kindredpacket, a grassroots non-profit organisation uplifting East and South East Asian (ESEA) communities through joyful activism, intergenerational storytelling and the decolonisation of wellness. As a core member of Britain’s East and South East Asian Network (besea.n), the organisation who initiated ESEA Heritage Month, David is working on a book alongside his peers highlighting UK-centred ESEA advocacy and activism. Within this capacity, David also delivers Active Bystander Trainings across the UK in collaboration with Protection Approaches to combat identity-based violence.