Field Trip Project Asia is a brand new open art initiative responding to recent natural disasters. From preparedness to relief, recovery process and networking, the project involves artists from Asia to freely share and exchange creative ideas.
Arts Department faculty member Ms. Laya Boquiren contributed an essay to the Field Trip Project Asia 2015 exhibition catalogue in Singapore. Her essay discusses the artistic transformation of the Japanese backpack as a metaphor for affection, learning and mobility.
In collaboration with Toronto-based Japanese visual artist Daisuke Takeya, Ms. Boquiren is also the curator of multi-site artistic interventions in the Philippine leg of the Field Trip Project Asia international traveling exhibition. The exhibition includes the colloquium on “Disaster Risk Management and Trauma Release” to be held by the Departments of Arts, History, and Asia Pacific Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences on November 11 at 10:00 am to 12:20 pm.
Mr. Takeya is a Toronto-based visual artist who obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
For inquiries, please contact Ms. Girlie Caedo at 637-0912 local 308.
The project is supported by the Japan Foundation Manila and Asia Center.