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Beyond Nostalgia: Three Lessons from the UGNAYAN Exhibit

by Katherine Gutlay

Dubbed “UGNAYAN: Mga Kuwento ng Talában sa Pamayanang UP Diliman” (UGNAYAN), the exhibit organized by the UP Diliman Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (UPD-OICA) and Bulwagan ng Dangal University Heritage Museum (BnD) had its first run from March 12 to March 22, 2024 as part of this year’s UP Diliman Arts and Culture Festival (UPD ACF). 

Aligned with the ACF’s theme “Pamamalagi at Pamamahagi,” UGNAYAN continues the narratives of placemaking first portrayed during the 2019 ACF and builds on the physical and online exhibit “Lupang Hinirang: Mga Kuwento ng Pagsasalugar ng UP Diliman (Lupang Hinirang)” launched during the same year. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the move of the UP Oblation from Ermita, Manila to Diliman, Quezon City, the 2019 Lupang Hinirang exhibit established and explored the multiple layers of placemaking in what was then recognized as UP’s flagship campus in Diliman. 

Five years later, as the ACF commemorates the 75th year of this act of settling in Diliman, UGNAYAN attempts to contribute to this ongoing discourse on UP Diliman’s heritage – focusing on intertwined relationships within the UP community and the effects that these relationships have among those in them. In addition, the exhibit also features the accomplishments of the University and its acts of service towards neighboring communities, its own constituents, and of course, the country. 

“Sa kasalukuyang exhibit, mas pinaigting ang pagpapalitaw sa iba’t ibang mga tinig ng mga naninirahan at namamalagi sa ating unibersidad [In the current exhibit, the voices of our community’s different inhabitants are amplified],” UPD-OICA Director Monica Fides Amada W. Santos emphasized during her message at UGNAYAN’s launch held on March 12, 2024 at the Palma Hall First Floor Lobby.

UPD-OICA Director Santos delivering opening remarks during UGNAYAN’s launch

“Ipinakita rito na sa bawat nailimbag na yugto ng ating kasaysayan, mayroong mga karanasan at punto de vista na hindi naisasama ngunit may kapantay na halaga. Tinatawag tayo upang maging mapagkilatis at patuloy na magsaliksik upang mas magkaroon ng mas malalim na pag-unawa sa ating pinanggalingan at maaari pang puntahan [The exhibit reveals that for every stage in our history, there are experiences and perspectives that are excluded but should be equally valued. We should continue to be critical of dominant narratives and do further research for a deeper appreciation of our past that could lead us towards a better-informed future],” Director Santos continued.

Divided into three components, UGNAYAN portrays these different stages. In his message during the exhibit launch, BnD curator and Assistant Professor Mark Louie Lugue described this journey as mimicking the same exodus that happened 75 years ago.

“Ang eksibisyon ay nakatayo sa tatlong espasyo, sa tinatawag na ‘academic core’ ng campus: Sa Palma Hall o AS, kung saan dumaan ang lahat ng mag-aaral ng pamantasan bilang ito ang tahanan ng maraming General Education courses; Sa Benitez Hall, na isa sa pinakaunang gusaling nabuo sa campus; At sa bahagi ng UP Academic Oval na nagdurugtong sa dalawa, na siyang bukas sa publiko na bumibisita sa atin [The exhibit stands on three spaces, located in an area better known as the campus’ ‘academic core’: At Palma Hall or AS, where all students of the University pass through since it has been the home of several General Education courses; At Benitez Hall, which is one of the first buildings erected in the Diliman campus; and at a portion of the UP Academic Oval that links the two, which is open to those from the outside visiting our community],” Curator Lugue explained.

BnD curator Lugue discussing the exhibit with UP Diliman Chancellor Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II

While the first 10-day run of the exhibit is over, and as we wait for its upcoming public re-launch in the Quezon City Hall in May 2024, below are three lessons to reflect on from the UGNAYAN exhibit.

1. UP Diliman is not just a campus.

Welcoming exhibit-goers at the entrance of the exhibit at the Palma Hall Lobby is an image of an acacia tree – its branches forming a web of scenes inside the campus.

UGNAYAN’s exhibit panels at the Palma Hall First Floor Lobby (left) and poster along the UP Academic Oval (right)

“Sentro sa imahe ng eksibisyon, makikita sa punong ito ang pagsasanga-sanga na maaaring simbolismo sa ating pagkakaiba-iba bilang mga tao. Ngunit sa ating punto de vista, habang tinitingnan ang mga punong ito, makikita natin na tila nagkakahabi-habi ang mga sanga nito [Central to the theme of the exhibit is the acacia tree which branches out, that may symbolize our differences. At the same time, looking at it from a particular angle, we can see that the branches seem to weave together],” Lugue said during his message at the exhibit launch.

At the Palma Hall exhibit site, we get a glimpse of these perspectives told through various lenses. Newspaper clippings and official documents are juxtaposed to show that even before the University’s exodus to Diliman, opinions were already split into those in favor and those in opposition of the move. In another section of the Palma Hall component of the exhibit, maps, photographs, and audio-visual recordings document the forms of disruption that followed as UP’s academic community began settling in a space with an already existing community (i.e., Krus na Ligas).

Featuring one-on-one interviews, the other sections of the Palma Hall exhibit component portray the interplay of perspectives on issues concerning academic policies, shelter, food services and commerce, transportation, and freedom of expression and security – highlighting a community working together towards victories amidst struggles for rights.

“Sa mga banggaan ng mga paniniwala o sa pakikisalamuha at pakikiisa sa mga sektor ng api, ang mga miyembro ng pamayanan ay nakararanas ng pagkatuto. Ang kanilang pag-iisip ay natatasa. Ang kanilang halagahan ay nahahasa [Members of the UP community learn through conflicts between beliefs, or when they engage and act in solidarity with oppressed sectors. Their thinking is sharpened. Their values are formed],” Lugue reiterated in the same opening message.

Students, faculty, alumni, residents, and community leaders visit the UGNAYAN exhibit during its launch

As UGNAYAN puts it, UP is far more than just a campus. It is a community alive in its diversity – diversity of perspectives, motives, and goals. It is also a community that nurtures growth. 

Lugue said, in an interview after the exhibit launch, that UP students in particular should take advantage of this: “Hindi ka narito para lang makuha mo ang diploma mo at magkaroon ka ng trabaho after. You are communing with a particular community wherein you can learn from your experiences as you go along your stay in the University [You’re not just here to get your diploma and find a job after. You are communing with a particular community wherein you can learn from your experiences as you go along with your stay in the University].”

2. Heritage is more than old buildings.

If we think of heritage just as buildings, we miss so much of its nuances.

While UGNAYAN does display archival photos of UP’s landmarks and their historical significance, it focused on telling stories of those living in UP.

“Heritage is living,” Curator Lugue emphasized. “Hindi lang siya pagtingin sa mga lumang gusali. Tinitingnan din kung paano ang mga sistema ng halagahan at significance ng mga tao na namumuhay doon sa partikular na lugar ay nagbabago. Kaya importante na makita natin kung paano nagbago ‘yun through time [It’s more than just looking at old buildings – it means looking into how the value systems of people who live in a particular place change. So, it’s important that we see how they have changed through time].”

Through listening booths, we get to hear rich, almost raw snippets of interviews with UP’s maninindas, jeepney drivers, students, residents, guards, refugees, alumni, faculty, and community and religious leaders. 

Little to no editing was done to the excerpts of the interviews, Lugue clarified, in order to “present the raw experience of listening to these people who don’t usually get heard by the majority of the members of the community.” The listening booths are part of BnD’s proof-of-concept as it establishes its archive of the UP Diliman community.

A student listens to an interview snippet of her friend at one of the listening booths

One of the interviewees, Lumad student Arra (not her real name) who attended UGNAYAN’s launch, said that this representation means a lot for her community.

“Ang pagiging bahagi ng exhibit, malaking bagay siya kasi tanda ito na sa kasaysayan ng UP, naging santuwaryo siya ng iba’t ibang sektor. Masaya ako na naging bahagi ng exhibit na ito dahil hindi naman individual ang represented; kundi, karanasan ng pakikibaka ng mga Lumad [Being a part of the exhibit is a big deal because it is evidence that in the history of UP, it has been a sanctuary for different sectors. I am happy to be a part of this exhibit. What is represented is not just me as an individual; rather, it represents the collective experience, the history of the struggle of the Lumad],” she said.

3. The story of UP is not yet done.

As curator Lugue emphasized during UGNAYAN’s opening, the 75th anniversary of UP’s move to Diliman is more than a celebration: It is an opportunity for us to look back and reflect on ways forward.

Director Santos likewise reminded in her message: “Hindi iisa ang kwento ng UP Diliman. Hindi pa tapos ang kwento ng UP Diliman. [The story of UP Diliman is not singular. The story of UP Diliman is not yet done].”

UGNAYAN posits that in the process of looking inward, we also look outward. The last two components of UGNAYAN offer a picture of what it means to situate the University beyond the campus, specifically reflecting on UP’s broader role in Philippine society.

Artist Zeke Sales ends a performance with a pose mimicking the Oblation during UGNAYAN’s launch

Traversing a section of the UP Academic Oval lined with acacia trees, we see photos of the UP community as it interacts with different sectors outside by opening activities and sites to the public through historical events and traditions (e.g., UP Fair, Lantern Parade), and formations (e.g., Regional Organizations).

Further expanding UP’s sphere of influence, the third component on display at the Benitez Hall showcases projects and initiatives as the University pursues extension work, partnerships, and collaborations in fields such as archaeology, science and technology, arts and culture, medicine, and human rights and democracy. This is Pamamahagi in its essence, as UP adheres to its mission of serving the people through its valuable contributions to learning and knowledge to address societal challenges.

Exhibit-goers at the last component of UGNAYAN in Benitez Hall

At the end of the exhibit in Benitez Hall, the same image of a tree on a freedom wall invites us to write on pieces of paper shaped like leaves – as if to say, “You are also part of this story.” By the end of UGNAYAN’s launch, various notes have already been posted, filling the branches with collective calls, aspirations, and commitments that serve as a reminder of the role of both the individual and the institution in shaping the stories of today and tomorrow especially in the face of distorted narratives.

The freedom wall at the end of UGNAYAN

Arra hopes the exhibit could plant these seeds in the next generation. 

“Hinuhubog tayo ng mga propesor natin at ng buong komunidad ng UP na bumalik talaga sa komunidad at magsilbi. At alalahanin ang lagi’t laging sinasabi sa atin: ano’t ano pa man ang mangyari, makatapos ka man sa pag-aaral o hindi, huwag humanay sa mga nang-aapi [We should recognize that we are being shaped by our professors and the UP community to serve. And remember what we are always told: whatever happens, whether you finish your studies or not, to never side with the oppressors],” Arra said.

Quotes have been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

UP Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2024

The Diliman Arts and Culture Festival (DACF) 2024 celebrates the 75th year of the transfer of the Oblation from Manila to Diliman, which marked the new site for UP’s flagship campus and the new beginnings of what will be a thriving community of students, teachers, staff, and long-time residents in the campus.

The DACF 2024 carries the theme “Pamamalagi at Pamamahagi”, continuing the narrative/s of placemaking (pagsasalugar) depicted in DACF 2019, which highlighted processes of habitation in Diliman as a community “settled” into its new space. As a process of placemaking, “settling” means establishing oneself securely in a place, of coming to a desired position and becoming stable or permanent. However, “settling” also involves disruption. Settling into Diliman meant the expansion of the campus and entailed the reorganization of space and environment as well as forms and relations of habitation. This was soon followed by the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge and the scope of our academic engagements.


After 75 years, we reflect on the unwavering commitments of the University as well as the forms of disruption that have transpired in this act of settling (pamamalagi). At the same time, the Festival highlights the ways by which the University has, and continues to, nurture and at the same time disrupt knowledge within and beyond the UP community—pamamahagi

Events and activities can highlight dominant and marginalized expressions of rootedness, exploring various constructions of local (UP) identity and expressions of selfhood for different members of the UP community. They can also feature the ways by which the University has opened itself to the public, reflecting on what has been done, and what else could be done to propel as well as to challenge dominant and normative paradigms in the sciences and the humanities, and transforming standardized modes of learning, discoursing, and placemaking, towards a more humane, just, safe, and progressive society.

BROCHURE



Pagdiriwang ng Pamamalagi at Pamamahagi—Seremonya ng Pagbubukas ng UP Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2024
UGNAYAN: Mga Kuwento ng Talában sa Pamayanang UP Diliman
Mini Concerts: HIMIGSIKAN
PUSO at UPSO: A Concert Featuring UP Conductors
PasaFest2024—PANUNUMBALIK
Gardens and homesteads: Reflections on a museum’s holdings
Buwan Ang Tanglaw: An Asian Music Concert Under the Full Moon
HOM[e]AY ng Pangarap: HOMage to the UP Dreams of palAY farming families
ATMOSPHERES: UGNAYAN @ 50
Balik Yapak sa Panahon ng Paglipat
Appreciating UP Diliman’s history and culture through QR codes
Tampat Pag-addatan Sahaya: Place, Tradition and Light
Bulwagan ng Dangal 15th Anniversary Short Documentary
Digitization and Performance of Asian Music Arranged for Guitar Ensemble by Lester Demetillo
Liwanag ng Diliman
Ang/Mga Komunidad ng UP Diliman (Documentary/Ethnography)
International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Conference 2024
“De/Centering Southeast Asia”: 5th Biennial International Conference of the Consortium of Southeast Asian Studies in Asia
IBA PANG INISYATIBA SA ILALIM NG “UP DILIMAN ARTS AND CULTURE GRANTS”

Ang mga inisyatiba ay magmumula sa mga organisasyong pang mag-aaral sa UP Diliman na lilikha ng mga proyekto na tutugon sa tema ng UPD ACF 2024 at gaganapin mula Abril hanggang Hulyo 2024.

The UP Architecture Forum—ARKWIZ 2024
UP Katilingban sa mga Anak Mindanao
(UP Kalinaw)—HANDUMANAN
UP Speech Communication Association
(UP SPECA)—Doon sa Barikada
UP Graphic Arts in Literature (UP GRAIL)—The Real Holy Grail: The Komiks We Made Along The Way
EMC² Fraternity—Slices Of Time, The Photography Journey Of Efren Ricalde (about 100 photos from 1980-present)
UP Filipiniana Dance Group—Punlâ

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Call for Project Proposals for UPD Student Organizations!

UP Diliman recognized student organizations are invited to submit project proposals for the UPD Arts and Culture Festival (DACF) 2024.

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Deadline for Submitting Proposals

March 8, 2024 (Fri), 6:00 PM

Period of Implementation

April – July 2024

Who can submit proposals?

UP Diliman recognized Student Organizations

For inquiries, please contact Ms. Malou Arandia through email at grants_oica.upd@up.edu.ph.



UP Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2023


Ang konsepto ng KALOOB na maaaring mangahulugan ng “handog, ambag, regalo, alay, donasyon, pamana, alaala” ay nagbibigay-diin sa pakikipag-ugnayan ng mga Pilipino sa pamamagitan ng diwa ng pagbibigayan at  pakikipagkapwa. Nabibigkis ang isang pamayanan at bayan sa pamamagitan ng mga gawain na nagpapahalaga sa kalooban ng bawat miyembro nito kung kaya’t ang mga likhang sining na naka-ugat sa karanasan ng bayan ay dapat pagyamanin. Dahil dito, ang konsepto ng “loob” ay masusing pinag-aaralan sa mga larangan ng sining at kultura, partikular sa mga disiplina ng Humanidades at Agham Panlipunan.

Ang tema at adhikain ng UPD Arts and Culture Festival 2023 ay nagnanais magbigay-pugay sa mga tagumpay na natamo ng mga artista-iskolar-manlilikha ng bayan na nagpapamalas ng masusing pag-unawa sa kondisyon ng tao, partikular sa karanasang Pilipino. Sa gitna ng pandemya, mga problemang pangkalikasan, panlipunan, pangkabuhayan, at politikal, kasama na ang pagpigil sa karapatan ng malayang pagpapahayag sa isang demokratikong bansa, ang mga artista-iskolar-manlilikha ay patuloy na lumilikha ng sining na nagmumula at patungo sa bayan.



Ang KALOOB Festival ay pagkakataon na bigyan ng karampatang halaga ang sining at kultura sa pagpapayabong ng kamalayang makatao, sa mga pamamaraang malikhain taglay ang perspektibong kritikal na siyang sandigan ng liberal na edukasyon ng Pamantasan. Ito rin ay handog ng UP Diliman para sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Sining tuwing Pebrero, batay sa Proklamasyon Bilang 683 noong 1991.

I-download ang UP Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2023 Brochure para sa iba pang detalye.

OMNIBUS PROGRAM



Kabilin: Paglulunsad ng UP Diliman Culture Bearers-in-Residence Program
Duyan Ka ng Magiting: Pagpupugay sa mga Bagong Hirang na Pambansang Alagad ng Sining mula sa UP Diliman
Kaloob-Sining Biswal: Mga Likha ng mga Artista-Iskolar ng UP Diliman
Kaloob-Saliksik: Bahaginan ng mga Artista-Iskolar ng UP Diliman
LIKHANG PEYUPS: UP Symphony Orchestra (UPSO) Concert
Himigsikan 2023
Kaloob-Tanghal ng mga Artista-Iskolar ng UP Diliman


IBA PANG INISYATIBA SA ILALIM NG “UP DILIMAN ARTS AND CULTURE GRANTS”

Ang mga inisyatiba ay magmumula sa mga organisasyong pang mag-aaral at mga yunit sa UP Diliman na lilikha ng mga proyekto na tutugon sa tema ng UPD ACF 2023 at gaganapin mula 6 Pebrero hanggang 31 Marso 2023.

UP College of Fine Arts—Limbag at Likhang-Kamay: Papel ng Kababaihang Manlilikha sa Pamumulat
UP Artists’ Circle Fraternity—Mga Awit ng Ating Panahon
UP Department of Linguistics—The 3rd Consuelo J. Paz Lecture
UP Asian Institute of Tourism—Utom Ne Lingon Tboli: Rhythm of Musical Instruments, Songs, and Chants
UP Department of History—SineKas: Screening of “The Restless Heron” (2023) directed by Alan Filoteo
UP Composers of New Music—Mga Alaala at Aral mula at para sa Bayan
TriCollege PhD Philippine Studies Program—PAKARADYAAN: WOMEN WEAVING MËRANAW CULTURE
Sa pagsasara ng ating Arts and Culture Festival ngayong taon, may kaloob na liham ang ating mga artista-iskolar para sa mga kapwa artista at aspiring creative content creators. Ito ay words of encouragement and affirmation na magpatuloy lang sa paglubog sa mga komunidad at sa paglikha ng sining na mula at tungo sa bayan.

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Join na sa ✨ Kilalanin Game ✨ aka I Can See Your Work 👀 isang online pa-game upang pagpugayan ang ilan sa mga lumilikha ng sining mula at tungo sa bayan. Ang mga legit na creative content creator! 👩🏽‍🎨

Halina’t makilahok para sa pagkakataong manalo ng librong “Forming Lineage: The National Artists for the Visual Arts of the University of the Philippines” (2008)!

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B-ready na manalo ng exciting prizes sa KALOOBINGO sa UPD Arts and Culture Fest 2023!

Basahin nang mabuti ang mechanics! Accomplish at least 4 out of 6 tasks at ipa-stamp ito sa mga main event ng UPD Arts and Culture Festival 2023 (Duyan Ka ng Magiting, opening program ng Kaloob-Sining Biswal, LIKHANG PEYUPS, at Himigsikan)!

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UP Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2022


Kaalinsabay ng pagdiriwang ng Pambansang Buwan ng mga Sining, ginunita ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman ang ika-150 taong anibersaryo ng kamatayan nina Fr. Mariano Gomez, Fr. Jose Burgos, at Fr. Jacinto Zamora, mas kilala bilang GomBurZa, sa pamamagitan ng UP Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2022 na pinamagatang “kaMALAYAn: Pamana ng GomBurZa @ 150.”

Ang mahalagang bahaging ito ng kasaysayang Pilipino na naganap noong 1872 ay maaaring ituring bilang isang historical turning point – isang pangyayaring nagsilbing mitsa ng kamalayang Pilipino at nasyonalismo – na hahantong sa Rebolusyong 1896. Para sa mga historyador, maaaring ituring ang danas at sinapit ng GomBurZa bilang ugat ng diwang makabayang nagsilbing artikulasyon ng kawalang-hustisya sa lipunang kolonyal. Hindi malayong nagsilbing punla rin ang diwang ito sa mga prinsipyo ng Kilusang Propaganda sa ika-19 dantaon, gayundin sa Katipunan na pinangunahan ni Andres Bonifacio.



Sa malawakang pagtingin sa kasaysayan, mula sa panahon ng pananakop ng mga Espanyol tungo sa mga kalupitan at kalabisan ng Batas Militar ng diktador na si Ferdinand Marcos noong 1972 hanggang sa kasalukuyan, masasabing patuloy at higit pang lumalakas ang alingawngaw ng mga hinaing ukol sa hustisya at pagkakapantay-pantay sa lipunan, ang pangangailangan ng marangal at makataong pamamahala, at mga katanungan ukol sa kondisyon ng Pilipino bilang tao at bilang mamamayan.

Nilalayon ng UP Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2022 na pag-aralan at pagnilayan ang mga konsepto ng kamalayang Pilipino at ang mga nakapaloob na diwa ng ALAY, MALÁY, at LAYA sa salitang “kaMALAYAn.” Itinampok sa pagdiriwang ang mga proyektong pansining at pangkultura na umuugnay sa karanasang Pilipino sa konteksto ng pandemya, at mga isyung panlipunan na bumabalot sa ating bayan.

Ang UP Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2022 Omnibus Program ay maaaring i-download sa:

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Sound Art Installation and Virtual Exhibit: ATANG, a sound prayer
WEBINAR: Sining at Kamalayang Pilipino
Talastasan sa Kasaysayan Webinar Series: Philippine Nationalism Beyond 1872
UP Diliman Kanlungan Talk Series, Episode 3: Kababaihan, Sining Pilipino, at Komunidad
BAGUMBAYAN: Stories of Place and Identity
Dark Memories: Remembering the Victim-Survivors of Martial Law
Malikhaing Programa: Sa Mahal Kong Bayan
Bulwagan ng Mga Bayani: Alay, Alaala, at Pagpupugay sa mga Bayani ng Pilipinas
HIMIGSIKAN sa Jingle Magazine: Malayang Tipaan at Kuwentuhan

IBA PANG MGA INISYATIBA

Ang mga sumusunod ay ilan pang mga inisyatiba ng mga organisasyon ng mga estudyante at ibang yunit sa UP Diliman na tumutugon sa tema ng 2022 UPD Buwan ng mga Sining at Kultura na “kaMALAYAn : Pamana ng GomBurZa @ 150.”


UP College of Architecture—Living in the Philippines: Realizing Identity from Different Disciplinal Perspectives
UP Department of Linguistics—Lexicon Unpacked: Alay, malay, laya


UP Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2021


Kaalinsabay ng pagdiriwang ng Pambansang Buwan ng Sining noong Pebrero 2021, ginunita ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman ang dalawang mahahalagang engkwentro o pagtatagpo: ang ika-50 taon ng Diliman Commune at ika-500 taon ng Pagtatagpo ng Pilipinas at Espanya. Kaalinsabay rin nito ang ika-500 anibersaryo ng tagumpay ng labanan sa Mactan at ang ika-500 taon ng pagpapakilala ng Kristiyanismo sa bansa. Ang mga pagtatagpong ito ay ginunita sa pamamagitan ng Engkwentro: UP Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2021 na ginanap sa buwan ng Pebrero hanggang Abril ng taong 2021. 

Isang katangi-tanging pagkakataon na tingnan ang mga kaganapang ito bilang engkwentro o mga pagtatagpo na nagmula sa iba’t ibang sitwasyon ng pakikipag-usap o diyalogo – conversation, negotiation, emotion, silence, etc. Ang paggunita sa dalawang yugto na ito sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas ay itinuturing na mahalagang batis ng mga pag-aaral at pag-unawa sa sining at kultura ng mga Pilipino. Magkaiba man ang panahon, lunan at konteksto,  itinanghal ng mga engkwentrong ito ang panata, dedikasyon at kolektibong aksyon sa  ngalan ng kalayaan ng bayan. 



Gayundin, nagpapatuloy ang paghikayat sa mga iskolar ng bayan na pagnilayan sa pamamagitan ng mga  proyektong pansining at pangkultura ang mga pagtatagpo ng ideya at konsepto, ang palitan ng  materyal at performatibong kultura, ang paglikha ng mga kolaborasyon na nagbibigay ng kritikal na perspektiba sa mga isyung pangkasaysayan at panlipunan, at ang pagsusulong ng mga talastasan ng mga mananaliksik, guro, mag-aaral, at publiko. 

Ang UP Diliman Arts and Culture Festival 2021 Omnibus Program ay maaaring i-download sa:

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Barikada Singkwenta: Pagpupugay at Paggunita (a late afternon vigil)
enKWENTrO: Mga Kwento ng Enkwentro (A Public Art Installation Project)
Engkwentro: Salaysay ng Diliman Commune (A Virtual Exhibition)
Talastasan sa Kasaysayan: Serye ng mga Webinar
KWENTONG MULAT: The Diliman Commune Virtual Pasyal
Saysay ng Salaysay: Paggunita sa Pagtatagpo ng Puwersa at Pamayanan
The Boxer Codex Reimagined: A Re-viewing and Re-creating of the Illustrations of Filipinos in the Codex through Digitally Generated Images
Obras Arquitectónicas En Ultramar: Arquitectura Mestiza and the Built Environment in the Philippines
Of Crosses and Culture: An Anthropological Look at 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines
PAGDIRIWANG 2: Christianity and Popular Devotions—An Online International Conference on Folklore and Heritage
Sabang: Early Southeast Asian-European Intercultural Encounters (An International Online Conference)
The 2nd Consuelo J. Paz Lecture:
A thumbnail sketch of Philippine Linguistics during the Spanish Colonial Period by Dr. Arwin Vibar
Tugon: Community Reflects on Historical Moments
Layag sa Karagatan: Kultura, Agham, at Kasaysayan

MGA INISYATIBA NG IBANG YUNIT AT MAG-AARAL

Itinampok din ang mga inisyatiba ng mga organisasyon ng mag-aaral at ng iba pang mga yunit sa UP Diliman na tumutugon sa mga nabanggit na tema.

⁠UP Asian Center—Scripts in Asia, c. 1500-2000 (An International Conference via Zoom)
UP Film Institute⁠—Sining Sandata: Mga Dibuho ng Protesta’t Pakikipagtunggali sa Panahon ng Ligalig at Pasismo