Of Mournings and the After


The members consist of peace, human rights, and gender advocates who share the same passion for transitional justice in the Philippines.

We see the imperative to re-claim narratives and spaces of victimisation and agency as tools against national amnesia and impunity and move towards collective mourning and healing. In this regard, we seek to explore the politics of memory as a strategy for transitional justice that shall use the intersections of human rights-based, community-based/participatory, victim-oriented approaches.

The two-part “Mourning and its Imperatives” will gather data; and then by responding to this data, conceptualize memorialization scenarios which will be discussed with the victim communities for implementation.

A corollary aim of our project is to deep dive into how the memories of traumatic events are recovered, negotiated, or contested by individuals and victimized communities.


During the 2019-20 Residency

Of Mournings and the After (OMTA) is a project that focuses on the memorialisation of grave human rights violations and mass atrocities, through which the victim-communities of those violations may mourn and heal.

Curious about the Sandbox Projects?

Send an email to arete.sandbox@gmail.com or contact using our contact form.