Curating development: Filipino migrants’ investments in Philippine futures

Date: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
To: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time: 
5:00 PM
To: 
6:30 PM
Venue: 
Leong Hall 206
LECTURE SERIES IN SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
presents

Curating development: Filipino migrants’ investments in Philippine futures
A lecture by Mark Johnson, Deirdre McKay and Gabriela Nicolescu
Goldsmiths, University of London and Keele University
 


Curating Development employs artistic interventions, curatorial research practice and public exhibitions to explore Filipino migrants’ aspirations for and contributions to development in the Philippines. Our research examined the experiences of Filipinos living and working in Hong Kong and London. We sought to define how, when and under what conditions migrants can and do contribute to development in the Philippines. We did this through community art, art collaboration, and curation, seeking outcomes that can increase the benefits of migrants’ development contributions and enhance their welfare. Here, we reflect critically on the methods we have developed and the outcomes of the arts-based events we sponsored. What more do we now know about Filipino migrants’ investments? How does arts-based research contribute to raising awareness about and enhancing migrants’ welfare and material benefits in their host countries and ‘back home’? Our findings shed new light on connections between labour migration and (under)development and our methodology offers new ways to engage migration and development policy.

The SY 2017-2018 Lecture Series is convened by Dr. Jose Jowel Canuday and Dr. Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu.

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