The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) brings the traveling disaster preparedness exhibition Earth Manual Project to Museo Iloilo, making it the third and final stop in the Philippines after the exhibition’s run at the Ayala Museum in November 2014 and at the Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary in Baguio City a few months ago. The exhibition will open on October 23 and enjoy a month-long run at Museo Iloilo.
An initiative of the Design and Creative Center Kobe (KIITO), Earth Manual Project debuted in Kobe, Japan in 2013. It aims to encourage a country of frequent natural disasters, such as the Philippines, to also become a country of excellent disaster preparedness and recovery through projects that show good practices in preparing for and responding to calamities.
The 11 projects are Iza! Kaeru Caravan!, Jishin ITSUMO Project and Red Bear Survival Camp by NPO Plus Arts (Japan); Design for Flood by Thailand Creative and Design Center (Thailand), Climate School Project by Dakila (Philippines); The Filipino Spirit is Waterproof by Ayala Museum (Philippines); Paper Partition System by Shigeru Ban (Japan); RooSuFlood: Knowledge to Fight Flood by RooSuFlood (Thailand); “Lost Homes” Model Restoration Project by Osamu Tsukihashi (Japan); Core House: Extensive Live Post Earthquake by Ikaputra (Indonesia); Floating Wombs: A healing project through the arts – heARTS by Alma Quinto (Philippines); and Forms of Recollection by Plus63 Design Co. (Philippines).
Iloilo is no stranger to the devastating aftermaths of calamities. Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the province in 2013, leaving over a hundred people dead and thousands of people displaced. Prior to that were Typhoon Quinta in 2012 and Typhoon Frank in 2008.
Supported by Capitol University, Ateneo de Manila University Japanese Studies Program, Plus63 Design Co., AIG, and Muji, the Earth Manual Project in Iloilo will include related weekend activities such as KABALAKA Camp, the localized version of Iza! Kaeru Caravan! disaster education program for children, developed by the Community Based Adaptation and Resiliency Against Disasters (CBARAD).
Museo Iloilo is located along Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City. The exhibition is open for viewing from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, with a regular admission fee of PhP50 and student fee of PhP 20. For museum-related inquiries, call (033) 337-2986. For more details, contact The Japan Foundation, Manila at (02) 811-6155 to 58 or email email@example.com.