Jan 30: The First of the Green College Thematic Series
Art Exhibits and Performances / Community Event / Lectures/Workshops

Jan 30: The First of the Green College Thematic Series

Taking Nanay: a testimonial play to the Philippines In 2007 we began to turn interview transcripts with Filipino domestic workers and their families, as well as Canadian employers, into a testimonial or verbatim theatre play, which premiered at Vancouver’s 2009 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and then toured to Berlin. The play is a site-specific … Continue reading

Academic Papers / Art Exhibits and Performances / Lectures/Workshops

Oct 13: Visualizing Filipino Transnational Migration in Vancouver

The UBC Philippine Studies Series and visual artist Patrick Cruz present “Visualizing Filipino Transnational Migration in Vancouver” A Talk and Art Workshop The UBC Philippine Studies Series (PSS) has put together a string of art exhibits collectively entitled MAHAL. The Filipino word “mahal” translates as “love”, but alternatively also means “costly” or “expensive.” The pun … Continue reading

Art Exhibits and Performances

Photos from the Manila Mahal 3 Art Exhibit

Introducing the exhibit The Tagalog word ‘mahal’ translates into ‘love.’ It refers to that which is dear, but also means expensive. Perhaps Jacinto’s promise of fulfillment is also a costly one. Mahal 3: Packing & Unpacking Balikbayan Box Flows is about the stories Filipinos tell through the gifts they send to friends and family. We displayed … Continue reading