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Earth Manual Project


The Japan Foundation, Manila, in partnership with Ayala Museum, is proud to present the traveling exhibition Earth Manual Project on the third floor gallery of Ayala Museum from November 8 to December 7, 2014.

An initiative of KIITO (Design and Creative Center Kobe), Earth Manual Project encourages a country of frequent natural disasters, such as the Philippines, to also become a country of excellent disaster preparedness. The exhibition’s maiden run happened last year in Kobe, Japan, wherein 23 projects from different Asian countries showcased activities centered on disaster risk reduction and post-disaster relief and recovery.

The Manila run of the exhibition includes 11 projects that tackle earthquake, typhoon and flood: Iza! Kaeru Caravan!, Jishin ITSUMO Project and Red Bear Survival Camp by NPO Plus Arts (Japan), Design for Flood by Thailand Creative and Design Center (Thailand), Climate School Project by Dakila (Philippines), The Filipino Spirit is Waterproof by Ayala Museum (Philippines), Paper Partition System by Shigeru Ban (Japan), RooSuFlood: Knowledge to Fight Flood by RooSuFlood (Thailand), “Lost Homes” Model Restoration Project by Osamu Tsukihashi (Japan), Core House: Extensive Live Post Earthquake by Ikaputra (Indonesia), FLOATING WOMBS: A healing project through the arts – heARTS by Alma Quinto (Philippines) and Forms of Recollection by Plus63 Design Co. (Philippines).

The exhibition is an opportunity for visitors to make their own disaster preparedness manual based on the presented projects, as well as for audience to hear stories and expertise from overseas creators. Talks are slated on the first two Saturdays, with speakers Osamu Tsukihashi of “Lost Homes” Model Restoration Project on November 8; and Hirokazu Nagata of NPO Plus Arts, Ruttikorn Vittikorn of Club Creative Co. Ltd., and Dan Matutina of Plus63 Design Co. on November 15.

After Manila, the exhibition will travel to Legazpi, Albay and Bohol in the first quarter of 2015. Earth Manual Project is also made possible through the support of KIITO, NPO Plus Arts, AIG, Muji, Yoshinoya, Plus63 Design Co., Capitol University and the Ateneo de Manila University, Japanese Studies Program.

For more details, please contact The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) at telephone numbers (02) 811 6155 to 58 or email

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