The community pantry movement in the Philippines is a phenomenon, and it’s something I’ve been dwelling on for more than a month. I published the article ‘Community pantries are a form of placemaking’ in CNN Philippines Life, where I dwell on how the movement counters the rigidity posed by pandemic measures in the country.
I’m also fascinated by how much the spaces where the numerous pantries are located. Initially, I created a collage to understand this:
Now, I’m further researching about the pantries and writing about it as a case study for our research project at the Max Lock Centre, University of Westminster.
I presented my research in the event, SAAN KA LULUGAR: Conversations on Space in a Post-Pandemic World, Webinar 3: Palit, Lipat, Lapat, last 12 March 2021. This was hosted by the Philippine National Commission on Culture and the Arts and Culturaid. Here’s a recording: