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

Community Event

October 10 Talk on the Transnational Dimensions of the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines

There’s an informal talk on the “Transnational Dimensions of the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines, 1942-1945” by David Earhart hosted by UBC Centre for Japanese Research taking place on Wednesday, October 10. If you’re interested, it’s happening at Room 129 in the Choi Building from 12:00-1:30 pm. Bring your own lunch and an RVSP is … Continue reading

Academic Papers / Art Exhibits and Performances

Photos from the Mahal Art Exhibit and an Essay by Chaya Erika Go

Introducing the Mahal Art Exhibit In his book White Love, Vicente Rafael considers the Tagalog word “mahal” as a translation for the word ‘love’. It refers to that which is dear, but also means valuable and expensive. Rafael writes that such ambiguities express love as a promise of fulfilment–and a costly one. MAHAL is an … Continue reading