Talks & Events

Load Na Dito

June 8, 2019

Join Mark Salvatus & Mayumi Hirano from Load Na Dito (Manila, Philippines) with Bopha Chhay, Allison Collins and Shaun Dacey from Pacific Crossings for a conversation discussing ongoing artistic connections and exchange between Manila and Vancouver. Load Na Dito and Pacific Crossings will discuss the work they do in hosting and nurturing residencies and projects in their home cities.

Load Na Dito will speak about their artistic and research based project based in Manila, Philippines. Developed as a homemade culture, it uses a variety of different spaces as a site for knowledge sharing, inquiry and discussion. The name “load na dito” is borrowed from a popular top up system for cellphone credit in the Philippines, where you can load up credits anywhere you see the sign “load na dito.” This project is a model that allows its founders to develop projects in different locations—building new energies to have and maintain “load”.

We welcome people who would also like to share their connections, practices, projects to join the conversation. Snacks and tea will be served.