© sophia guggenberger 2020

Postcards from the Philippines is a project developed during a residency in Manila, upon the invitation of the Goethe Institute Phillipines in collaboration with HUB Make Lab Manila. During a one month period a space at the HUB Make Lab was occupied and gradually filled with experiments and conversations on the topic of crafting with water hyacinth, a material that is prolific all over Laguna de Bay just south
of Manila. From practical aspects of working with

the material, the traditional weaving methods and its possible application, conversations of how craft and the communities working with it can exist and be supported, to the possibilities of communicating the potential of these specific knowledges, an ongoing conversation has gradually developed. Residency in collaboration with Eliz Ting.