On Sunday 3rd December the exhibition, Beyond Myself- Filipino migrant’s investments in Philippine futures launched at Goldsmiths, University of London. The launched involved talks, collaborative discussions and performances. Thank you to those who joined us and to our special guests who were:
His Excellency, Ambassador Antonio M Lagdameo who was accompanied by Second Secretary and Consul, Rommel Romato, Professor Patrick Flores (Vargas Museum, UP Diliman), Councillor Jimi Adefiranye and his consort Sandra, Professor David Oswell, Pro-Warden Research & Enterprise, Goldsmiths, Councillor Obajimi Adefiranye, Chair of Lewisham Council, Mr Rafael Maramag of Kanlungan Filipino Consortium and Ms Cielo Esperanza of Filipino Domestic Workers Association
Beyond Myself is an exhibition which stems from community-based art events and collaborative methodologies of exhibition making and research to raise and address questions about the welfare of Filipino migrants in London and Hong Kong and their contributions to national development in their home country.
Participating Artists and Artistic Organisations
- Nathalie Dagmang, London & Manila
- Members of the Migrant Domestic Workers Organisation in London
- Guhit Kulay, Hong Kong
- Migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong
- Voices of Women Media
- Carpelita B.Carag and Rowena E. Brioso, Hong Kong
- Jorge B Vargas Msuseum
This exhibition stems from the AHRC Funded project Curating Development: Filipino migrants’ investment in Philippine futures. The project is based on partnerships between academic institutions and third sector organisations in and across the UK, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
The three academic partners are Goldsmiths, University of London, Department of Anthropology– Mark Johnson, Principal Investigator and Gabriela Nicolescu, Research Fellow, Keele University – Deirdre McKay, Co-Investigator and The University of Hong Kong- Maggy Lee, Co-Investigator.
Our non-academic partners are Susan Cueva and Rafael Joseph Maramag from Kanlungan, a London based charitable consortium consisting of six Filipino community organisations working for the welfare and interests of the Filipino community in Britain and Lenlen Mesina and Lucinda Pike, from Enrich, the leading Hong Kong charity promoting the economic empowerment of migrant domestic workers.
Marla Asis from the Scalabrini Migration Center in Manila is our final partner whose organisation acts as an important bridge between migrants, researchers, third sector organisations and policy makers in the Philippines in advocating for migrant rights and welfare.
Beyond Myself is open to the public and will be running until 31st January along the Kingsway Corridor in the Richard Hoggart Building.
Photos and videos from the launch: