‘Toolkits for Counterparts’ brings together a virtual collaboration of three pairs of UK and Philippine-based artist-activists in different fields of visual arts through a series of workshops. It culminates through the development of a creative toolkit for transnational resistance in the context of digital spaces.
This free-to-access online toolkit will be composed of creative responses in the forms of videos, practical tools, and narrative accounts of cultural producers working in the virtual realm. The project aims to:
- build a network of artists from the UK and the Philippines who use art as a creative tool for resistance
- support cultural and knowledge exchange through workshops on art, technology and digital rights issues (e.g. data privacy, cybersurveillance, censorship, and facial recognition)
- produce a digital toolkit that addresses the concerns of cultural workers in the digital space, including those who are marginalised, queer and disabled.