Inspired by the bakawan, or mangrove ecosystem—a network vital to maintaining ecological balance—Project Bakawan embarks on a parallel search to seek and strengthen vital connections between artistic practice, ecologies and people’s communities. Project Bakawan is a collaborative art festival and community-building initiative that aims to increase awareness of current environmental issues and strives to foster a sustainable future.
We want to link and mobilize with artists, cultural workers and educators to create spaces for learning and discussing potential solutions regarding our current ecological crises.
Project Bakawan, seeks to cultivate a consciousness of sustainability and sharing, crystalize it in expression, and harness it for action.
Core Group Project
Convenor: Emmanuel Garibay
Festival Director: Antares Bartolome
Project Coordinator: Ian Carlo Jaucian Assistant
Coordinator: Rina Lee Garibay
Marketing Officer: Friday Abbas
Secretariat: Gwen Garibay, Cheyenne Valles
Project Adviser: Ruel Caasi