Learn about Kapwa Collective's guiding principles and how we facilitate our Kapwa Playshop: "Katutubong Binhi (Native Seeds) Offering" - How to make Plantable Paper as an Offering to the Land.
This zine was created as part of Marvellous Grounds - a book and web-based project that seeks to document and create space to vision the ways that QTBIPOC (queer and trans Black, Indigenous and people of colour) create communities, innovate projects and foster connections within Toronto/Three Fires Territories and beyond.
A free version of the zine is available online. To purchase a printed copy, please contact KapwaCollective [at] gmail.com
thanks to the Marvellous Grounds team for bringing together art, writing and research that is in the service of community building.
Labour + LOVE is a celebration of Caregivers featuring storytelling, spoken word, and musical performances.
Kwentong Bayan in collaboration with CCESO (Caregiver Connections) will present stories from their comic book combined with live illustrations and audio soundscapes.
Special guests include Mahlikah Awe:ri, Lishai, Haniely Pableo, PANTAYO, Zak’isha Brown & Randell Adjei.
Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love is a community based comic book project, created by Toronto-based artists Althea Balmes (illustrator) and Jo SiMalaya Alcampo (writer) in collaboration with caregivers and supporters, about the real life stories of Filipina migrant workers. Caregivers share how they resist the exploitative structure of the Live-in-Caregiver Program, while creating a community where they can care for their well-being.
Sunday May 11, 2014
2 pm - 5 pm
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street
$5-10 PWYC admission, no one turned away at the door.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible ramp at entrance, washrooms are not accessible
Co-presented by Beit Zatoun. Co-sponsored by Neighbourhood Arts Network, Another Story Bookshop, and FADO Performance Art Centre
This event is part of the 29th annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, taking place from May 1 - 15, 2014 at various GTA locations. For more details on this year's program, artists, and festival partners, please visit www.mayworks.ca
Kapwa Collective members - Jen Maramba, Christine Balmes, and Jo SiMalaya Alcampo - will develop new work for Restless Precinct, a site-specific, group exhibition and performance series developed by curatorial collective SUM°, which involves a number of commissioned artworks by multiple artists working with land, identity and colonization.
The site is situated in Scarborough's Guild Precinct, a park full of transplanted European facades. www.restlessprecinct.ca
That's So Gay: On the Edge is a celebration of new projects created by LGBTTI2QQ artists about their experiences of disability, radicalization, class, and other intersectional experiences of identity.
The show attempts to interrupt the idea of a singular queer community, and reimagines what it means to talk about our lived experiences as artists from a diversity of backgrounds. Launched on the eve of World Pride 2014, the project necessarily responds to the construction of a simplified “LGBT” community in Toronto as posited in the bid for hosting the festival.
As Toronto launches onto the world stage of LGBTTI2QQ activism, That’s So Gay: On the Edge will creatively explore difference through photography, performance, installation projects and large-scale works on paper. Participating Artists: Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, Daryl James Bucar, Graham Kennedy, Anna Jane McIntyre, Hazel Meyer, Abdi Osman, Alvis Choi/Parsley, Elizabeth Sweeney, Jes Sachse, Rebeka Tabobondung, Mary Tremonte, Leah Lakshmi Piepsna-Samarasinha, Shimby Zegeye. Curated by Syrus Marcus Ware.
Kapwa Collective Speakers Series
B N E K : S E E D S From Indigenous to Diasporic
June 2014 as part of TBOLIxTO
TBOLIxTO is a cultural exchange between the T’boli School of Living Traditions (Philippines) and communities in Toronto featuring Kapwa Playshops on T'boli music, dance, T'nalak Dreamweaving, a children's program and the Kapwa Speaker Series, BNEK:SEEDS From Indigenous to Diasporic. Visiting Artists, Maria Oyog Todi (Cultural Specialist), Barbara Buwat Ofong (Dreamweaver) and Andi Todi Wanan (Artist) will share knowledge about T’boli Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices through the arts.
S T A Y I N F O R M E D
Kapwa Collective Presents:
B A T O K - Kalinga Tattoo
Markers of Identity: From Indigenous to Diasporic
with Dr. Analyn Salvador-Amores, Anthropologist and Professor
University of the Philippines, Baguio
Saturday November 3, 2012
519 Church Street Community Centre
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Program
featuring storytelling of tattoo journeys by three Filipina Canadians, multimedia art by Kristina Guison and Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, and photography by Ruel Bimuyag
Full details: http://kapwacollective.tumblr.com/events
_The Autumn Equinox marks a time to offer thanks for love and guidance as we dream our intentions for new beginnings and creative projects into being.
In this spirit, we are honoured to introduce the home of the Kapwa Collective to the community.
Please join us on the journey: kapwacollective.tumblr.com
Kapwa Collective in Baguio City, Philippines
i accepted an invitation to present my installation, Singing Plants Reconstruct Memory at the KAPWA-3 Conference on Indigenous Knowledges in the Academe to be held at the University of the Philippines in Baguio City from June 28 to 30, 2012.
KAPWA-3 will convene scholars from diverse Philippine universities and Schools of Living Traditions, cultural workers and artists who are actively involved with preserving Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSP) in their lifeworks. There will be international discussants from Japan, Thailand, Mongolia, the USA and Canada whose research points to the importance of IKSP in formal education.
i will be journeying with a group of Filipino-Canadian healers, artists, and critical thinkers from Toronto: Aimee Gomez, Jennifer Maramba, Christine Balmes, and Kristen Sison. we are committed to sharing the learning process with our communities. so in truth, you will be journeying with us.
maraming salamat / many thanks to Kidlat Tahimik, Dr. Katrin de Guia, and the Heritage and Arts Academies of the Philippines (H.A.P.I.) team for their support.
learn more about our kapwa journey
i will be sharing a new digitally animated version of re/connections II: Guided By Clouds at The Pearl:
join us for dream-sharing
to the sound of kulintang gongs
pantayo / for us
accompanied by kubings
carrying indigenous bird names
as we gather under waterfalls
of cordillera textiles
wrapped up in community love
jo simalaya alcampo explores memory, healing, and kapwa values through storytelling and community-engaged art