COFA Talks Online
Omnium Outreach: Das Manila
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Conceived at COFA as an Omnium Outreach project, Dasmanila is now a travelling exhibition that has made its way from The Ayala Museum in metro Manila, Philippines, to The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Dasmanila highlights the ecological damage to Manila's waterways. The beautiful white Nilad that once lined the rivers and coastline, now poisoned with rubbish and toxins, gave the city its name. MayNila - 'There are Nilads'.
The Dasmanila exhibition seeks to give the 'Dasma' women greater recognition of their unique skills and weaving techniques. Dasmanila also aims to raise awareness of sustainable practices that can help eradicate urban pollution.
This talk was recorded live at the Royal Botanic Gardens on March 15, 2011 by COFA Online.