Mark Salvatus (PH) and Stephanie Syjuco (USA/PH) collaborate on a laboratory studying the vernacular inventions of street vendors, and local citizens in the vicinity of Escolta (eventually documenting the resources and utilitarian use available at close distance), with participating students, designers and emerging artists. The succeeding days involved sharing, discussing, designing, prototype building using raw materials with the theme: shelter, clothing, food/hunting and defense.

Both artists collaborated on a laboratory responding to the current catastrophe in Southern Philippines (Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda) within the idea of re-examination of our surroundings and the use of ingenuity in the use and design of available materials for survival constructions and emergency solutions.

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