This weekend, ReConnect/ReCollect: Reparative Connections to Philippine Collections at the University of Michigan hosts a workshop of indigenous Philippine arts, with visiting culture bearers Cathy Ekid Domigyay (textile weaver, Bontoc), Johnny Bangao, Jr. (basket weaver, Bontoc), and Ammin Achaur (tattoo arts, Kalinga), accompanied by Baguio-based illustrator Justine Amores and cultural anthropologist Dr. Analyn Salvador Amores (University of the Philippines, Baguio).

The event will take place Saturday, May 20th from 2 pm to 5 pm in the third-floor atrium of the South Thayer Building (202 South Thayer Street in Ann Arbor). This family-friendly event will include demonstrations of artisans’ techniques, participatory workshops, and the opportunity to interact with artifacts from the University of Michigan’s Museum of Anthropological Archaeology. Meryenda/light refreshments will also be served. Street parking is available.

ReConnect/ReCollect is a two-year project funded by the Humanities Collaboratory to develop a framework and practices for culturally responsive and historically minded stewardship of the Philippine collections at the University of Michigan.

We hope that you will join us for an engaging and informative afternoon, and please feel free to share this event with those who might be interested! Free and open to the public.