Project Bakawan is a collaborative art festival and community-building initiative that seeks to increase awareness of current environmental issues and strives to foster a sustainable future. The project will engage artists in collaboration with the academic community in UP Diliman to formulate an acute analysis of our environmental situation and come up with creative responses that will engage the campus community.
The project is comprised of two components: an education and research effort and the art festival 2015. The education and research component of the project comes in the form of workshops, outreach activities, residency and art exchange programs, as well as publications and conferences, while the art festival will feature multi-media installations, art exhibitions, film screenings, live art, music and dance performances, street theatre productions and a unity concert.
The free workshops aim to provide audiences a deeper grasp of environmental advocacy through lectures, discussions and productions. The first workshop titled “Final Cut: Logging and Philippine Forestry” focuses on logging in the Philippines and the role of forests in environmental sustainability. Resource speakers include Lisa Ito (Concerned Artists of the Philippines) and Cleng Yu Julve (Center of Environmental Concern). Aside from the speakers, sculptors from Paete to be led by Glenn Cagandahan will facilitate a wood carving workshop.