Rungh has its roots in a magazine of the same name which published as a South Asian Quarterly of Culture, Comment and Criticism from 1992-1997 under one editorial team, and from 1997 to 2000 under a second editorial team. Founded by Zool Suleman and Sherazad Jamal, the magazine was a pioneer in it's cross/multi-disciplinary approach, which while rooted in identity politics, also looked beyond identity in its scope. Operating as a non-profit society with a national Advisory Board, Rungh played a key role in defining what South Asian culture meant in Canada during the 1990’s and beyond.
The new Rungh project is committed to revisiting these past conversations within a context sensitive to past influences/dialogues and refreshing them and nesting them within the intersectional cultural contexts of the present. Newly commissioned work. Connected conversations. Archive. Alive. Arch(a-live).
Rungh is a Member of the British Columbia Magazine Publishers Association (BCMPA), the British Columbia Alliance for Arts and Culture, and an Associate Member of the BC Museums Association.