The Kapwa Collective is a group of Filipino Canadian artists, critical thinkers, and healers who work across different academic and applied disciplines. We believe in the values of inclusivity and accessibility, and we work towards bridging narratives between the Indigenous and the Diasporic, and the Filipino and the Canadian. We facilitate links among academic, artistic, activist, and other communities in Toronto.
The Kapwa Collective functions as a mutual support group based on the core value of “kapwa”.
Virgilio G. Enriquez, known as the founder of Filipino Psychology or Sikolohiyang Pilipino initially proposed a concept of personhood centered on the core value expressed in the word “kapwa”. In the words of the scholar Katrin de Guia:
Kapwa is a Tagalog term widely used when addressing another with the intention of establishing a connection. It reflects a viewpoint that beholds the essential humanity recognizable in everyone, therefore linking (including) people rather than separating (excluding) them from each other. Enriquez felt that this orientation was an expression of ‘humanness at its highest level’.
- Kapwa: The Self in the Other, Worldviews and Lifestyles of Filipino Culture-Bearers, 2005
Come learn with us. Come play with us.
BATOK INSPIRED (Kalinga Tattoo) BLOCK PRINT PLAYSHOP
facilitated by the Kapwa Collective & tattoo artist, Kristina Gusion
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Location: Guerilla Printing
587A College St. (Toronto)
just east of Clinton St.
*the Kapwa Collective is committed to making our events inclusive and accessible. We had to make a last minute venue change and regret that we could not secure an accessible space for this Playshop. Please contact us directly if you have any concerns. Salamat.
During this Batok Inspired Block Print Playshop you will explore:
- a brief history about Batok (Kalinga Tattoo)
- meanings of Batok through Block Printing
- and create your own pattern/image inspired by Batok symbols and patterns
Facilitated by the Kapwa Collective & guest artist Kristina Gusion
All Materials Provided. Minimum $10 donation (per person). All funds will go toward materials and making Kapwa Collective Events inclusive and accessible.
limited space available. register today: http://batokprint.eventbrite.ca/# visit our FB event page or contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
learn more about Kristina Guison’s artwork