Straddling geological plates while blurring civilizational fault lines, Southeast Asia has always been a hotbed of diversity. But across its disparate identities, many still struggling with notions of nationhood, this region thrives on an innate sense of confluence and enterprise. "Archipelago" is a series of contemporary adventures in trade, culture, theology, ideology, art and science that drive stories both epic and intimate. Together they form an engaging atlas of how such a complex region is shaped by the confluence of identities. From the tips of Aceh's volcanic highlands to the depths of the Sulu Sea, real characters rediscover and redefine intriguing lanes of connectivity across Southeast Asia's social landscapes.