BEYOND MYSELF - Exhibition Opening 3 Dec 2017, Sun, 4pm | Richard Hoggart Bldg | Goldsmiths, University of London

BEYOND MYSELF is an exhibition which stems from community-based art events and collaborative methodologies of exhibition making and research to raise and address questions about the welfare of Filipino migrants in London and Hong Kong and their contributions to national development in their home country.

The project is based on partnerships between academic institutions and third sector organisations in and across the UK, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

The three academic partners are Goldsmiths, University of London - Mark Johnson, Principal Investigator and Gabriela Nicolescu, Research Fellow, Keele University - Deirdre McKay, Co-Investigator and the University of Hong Kong- Maggy Lee, Co-Investigator.

Our non-academic partners are Susan Cueva and Rafael Joseph Maramag from Kanlungan, a London based charitable consortium consisting of six Filipino community organisations working for the welfare and interests of the Filipino community in Britain and Lenlen Mesina and Lucinda Pike, from Enrich, the leading Hong Kong charity promoting the economic empowerment of migrant domestic workers. Scalabrini Migration Center in Manila is our final partner that acts as an important bridge between researchers, third sector organisations and policy makers in the Philippines in advocating for migrant rights and welfare.

The exhibition is open to the public and will be running until 31st January 2018.

This exhibition stems from the AHRC Funded project Curating Development: Filipino Migrants Investment in Philippine Futures, which spearheaded a series of participatory art workshops by migrant domestic workers in London and Hong Kong. Above is a photo of one of the arts workshop held in London in April 2017. (Photos by Nathalie Dagmang)

Participating Artists and Artistic Organisations | Nathalie Dagmang, London & Manila | Members of the Filipino Domestic Workers Association in London | Guhit Kulay, Hong Kong | Migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong | Voices of Women Media | Carpelita B.Carag and Rowena E. Brioso, Hong Kong | Jorge B Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines

All are welcome to join the official opening, launch and celebration, to talk and share ideas about how, when and under what conditions migrant workers can contribute to development.

Catering by FDWA and Let's Kain


Photo by Cielo Tilan, FDWA participant


Nathalie Dagmang Cielo Tilan

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