Mapa, Danas, Salaysay – Map, experience, narrative: A Workshop with Cian Dayrit

Join artist Cian Dayrit for a workshop exploring counter-mapping and story-telling as a way to better understand the forces that structure our day to day lives . Drawing from his work Blueprint of Dam as Sadistic Monument (2022) currently on display as part of An Ocean in Every Drop, this workshop – led in Tagalog – will engage with historic and current ways that maps have been used to serve political and economic agendas, as well as how they can be used to reclaim agency over territory and resources. Mapas, Danas, Salaysay aims to reintroduce the gesture of mapping as a liberatory practice, where people get to author their own representation, tell their own stories and define their own spaces.

The workshop will act as a convivial, learning-driven space, enabling dialogue, reflection, and the collective sharing of stories. Refreshments and workshop materials will be provided. The workshop will be followed by an Artist Talk in English.

Kindly note that this workshop will take place during fasting hours.

Cian Dayrit (born 1989, Philippines) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work investigates notions of power and identity as they are represented and reproduced in monuments, museums, maps and other institutionalized media. Working with textile, installations, archival interventions and community-based workshops, Dayrit’s work respond to different marginalized communities, encouraging a critical reflection on colonial and privileged perspectives. While informed by the experience of colonialism from the perspective of the Philippines, Dayrit’s work nonetheless defies being tied to a specific position or location. Instead, his work and research cross over geopolitical and supranational bearings.



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