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Exploring the process of Curating Development at the Vargas Museum

October 28, 2019 - 13:00-14:30

Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University invites to an open seminar with prof. Marc Johnson and Dr. Deirdre McKay.

‘Curating Development’ works with migrants from the Philippines, largely female, doing care work in London and Hong Kong (www.curatingdevelopment.com). The project used ‘museum as method’ to explore the lives of migrant care workers in a participatory exhibition-making process. Working with objects, artworks and images that are not normally collected by museums, the Curating Development project explores how curatorial strategies can sustain migrants, advance public understanding of migration issues, and support NGO advocacy.

Their analysis of the project evaluates the outcomes of the exhibition-making process for participants and collaborators. For them, and for the wider Filipino community, their curatorial methodology generated both new ways of understanding migration and potentials to bring their insights into the space of policymaking. In breaking the museum’s walls, migrants were able to recognize and visualize their role in development in the Philippines, as well as their practices of investment and self-care.

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Exploring the process of Curating Development at the Vargas Museum


October 28, 2019


Forum for Asian Studies


B600 (House B, 6th Floor), Stockholm University