Being-in-common during the pandemic: Food relief networks in Metro Manila, the Philippines

Originally published at the LSE Southeast Asia Blog, we re-post this article here in full, with permission of the author, Tessa Guazon. “There is an unprecedented loss of livelihood, with informal workers and daily wage earners suffering greatly. For our women research partners from Escolta, Manila and other vulnerable sectors, the struggle to make a … Continue reading Being-in-common during the pandemic: Food relief networks in Metro Manila, the Philippines

Discussing livelihood conditions with Escolta Vendors

by Nathalie Dagmang Escolta vendors rely so heavily on neighborhood conditions that even the smallest incremental structural or demographic change can result in a chain of problems for their livelihoods and families. This is because of the unstable and unpredictable nature of the vendors’ small businesses and private lives - including their fluctuating income, the … Continue reading Discussing livelihood conditions with Escolta Vendors

Transdisciplinarity as grounding: ‘broadening horizons of empathy and expanding spheres of action’

by Tessa Maria Guazon Culture as potent driver of development frames the Escolta case study: myself, visual artists Alma Quinto, Nathalie Dagmang, and Cian Dayrit are interested in ways communities mobilise themselves to survive rapid changes happening in cities. We have three projects that mobilise creativity and conversation as central approaches to field work and … Continue reading Transdisciplinarity as grounding: ‘broadening horizons of empathy and expanding spheres of action’