Like the veins of the earth, old rivers that flow from the mountains and the new ones formed by rain connect at points and make their way to the sea. Like highways they carry water, life and nutrients to other areas. They bring with them soil, salts, and bits and pieces of everything they pass through. As they make their way to the ocean, they help shape the features of the land. They empty into the sea where exhalations from the sun and action from dry winds take them up in the air. The clouds bring them back to land where they start their journey again, completing their journey of connecting ridges to reefs and leaving behind all their debris in the sea.
Design by MA Tuvilla
Why are we doing this?
Iloilo City is one of the biggest contributors to plastic pollution and it is affecting life in the ocean, livelihood, and general well-being of the residents.
This is due to low public awareness of the interconnectedness of our ecosystems and the environmental cost of anthropogenic wastes.
The project will be implemented in Iloilo City. Iloilo is the economic capital of Panay. It has experienced a surge in development in the past few years. Currently, Iloilo has an estimated population of 478,000.
This was the first wave of our webinar series for Artivism 5.0: all rivers lead to the SEA!
November 27, 2021: From Homes to Land to Communities - Our topic is centered on the production of wastes from our homes and how it makes it to our lands and communities and what we can do to reduce them.
Watch it here: (Hiligaynon/English Language)
This is co-hosted by ZSL - Mangrove and Beach Forest Rehabilitation and Conservation.
Pastries - $4
Butter Croissant - $2.5
Coffee/Tea - $1
Fresh Juice - $2
This digital art-making contest is open to “all interested participants” in sharing or expressing their ideas, points of view, or interpretation of the theme “All Rivers Lead to the SEA”. This is centered on the impact of human-induced wastes on our river and marine ecosystems. The goal is to raise awareness and encourage individuals and businesses to be more mindful of their activities because all our wastes end up in our rivers and oceans.
I’m a Chicago-based art director and graphic designer with over twelve years of diverse experience.
One of the pillars that inform my creative practice is diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as an immigrant and a person of color.
Dave is the executive director of The Philippines Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, the non-profit taking care of Danjugan Island, a wildlife sanctuary with environmental education and eco-tourist programs located in negros Occidental, Philippines.
They are campaigning for "Wala Usik" (Nothing wasted) and circular economy.
Steph Mazagg is a Berlin-based freelance Illustration and Graphic Designer, who also started to work as Art Director in 2022. Her heart belongs to the Philippines as her family comes from and lives in Iloilo. In her own interest, she likes to work on topics that deal with social justice, anti-racism, feminism, climate change, and the intersectionality of those issues.
"Back to You"
by Arvin Lazado
"The Impact of Mismanaged Plastic Wastes"
by Vince Rolly Antenor
"Be a Fighter, Save Marine Life"
by Neil Marcrade Silvederio
The Info Stream campaign intends to maximize the impact of art in raising awareness on the grassroots level.
Each kit contains graphical posters, info posters, infographics, and zines by our Digital Art Contest grand winners: Arvin Lazado & Vince Rolly Antenor; the Artivism 5 core artists: Marrz Capanang, Kristine Buenavista, MA Tuvilla, Kyle Dile, Zak Bravo, and Sasha Cabais.
The list of barangays in Iloilo City we've collaborated with are:
Brgy. San Juan | Brgy. Calumpang | Brgy. Calaparan |
Brgy. Sto. Niño Norte | Brgy. Santa Filomena