As a Filipino raised in 5 different countries, I consider myself a TCK artist with a passion for representation, interculturalism, and diversity, who has fostered a curiosity in the relationship between people and their surroundings, how culture is being fostered and what home and identity mean to different people.
With these interests, I pursued to study product design, leaning towards sensory and spatial design, conceptualisation, user experience and form exploration, mixing traditional and modern technical methods to convey various concepts and stories.
Area(s) of Focus
Furniture Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Product Design, UX/UI Design, Conceptualisation, Product Visualisation, Spatial Design
Final Year Project(s)
Third Culture Kids (TCKs) are individuals who have spent a significant part of their developmental years outside of their parents’ culture. These are the individuals who have learned to plant their roots in multiple places and cultures and, therefore, are usually struggling with the question, “Where are you from?”, as their answers often cannot resonate to just one anthropological place as commonly expected. Though each may have differing backgrounds and cultural experiences, TCKs find commonality in the state of in-betweenness, being that it is in the midst of transition and mobility where the TCK identity is born. VagaHome aims to establish the TCK identity through a sensory experience depicting the vagabond cycle of packing up and leaving one temporary home for another whilst still searching for a place they feel most at home.