13 February 2015, Friday Forum, 1-3 PM
College of Fine Arts Auditorium
with speakers from Riles Network and CJ Chanco of IBON Foundation
Installation Opening, 3 PM, AGT (Monorail) Field in front of College of Fine Arts
“PLOT THE RILES: A Forum and Participative Installation on the Philippine Railway System” aims to depict the existing railway lines in the Philippines and expose its limitations in providing Filipinos the mass transportation system that the country needs for a long-term and inclusive economic development. The installation component of the work consists of large-scale, color-coded lines or networks, tracing the different routes of the train systems in the country, across the site of the Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) prototype. The participative aspect of the installation will enable the viewers to propose future train routes that they see as important sites the trains should reach, based on the needs of the majority. A forum preceding the opening of the installation aims to contextualize the work, introduce the importance of the railway system as a mode of transportation in the Philippines, talk about the current issues regarding the MRT and LRT, and highlight the need for a collective effort in achieving a safe, sustainable, and accessible mass transportation system in the country.
Conceptualized and spearheaded by: Nicole Tee, Nathalie Dagmang, JC JC Rosette
Participating artists: Andrej Ledesma, Carzen Esprela, Ramon Afable, Renz Lee, Kitty Kaburo, Ness Aban, Efren Madlangsakay, Rex Aguilar, Maisha dela Cruz, Faya Concepcion, Hayme Zulaybar