MUCH ADO ABOUT HOPE AND A SENSE OF HOME WITH THE ‘BAHAY-BAHAYAN’ INITIATIVE
Especially in this time of uncertainty and undeniable darkness, we bring new meaning to the word 'bahay-bahayan'. It does not only provide a “home” but also gives hope and happiness amidst this pandemic.
Back in the ’90s and early 2000s, your childhood is not complete if you didn’t experience playing this popular Filipino game. We simply called this as “Bahay-Bahayan”, which literally means “home simulations”.
In this game, we build our little own house or makeshift space that resembled one using recycled or indigenous materials. The kids act a real family set-up. Each member of the group takes the role of a father, a mother, children, and “kapit-bahay” (neighbors). We also do activities like cooking, doing household chores, going to work, go shopping, and meet our kapit-bahay – so much fun reminiscing treasured childhood moments.
Now, in 2021, we bring new meaning to Bahay-Bahayan. Especially in this time of uncertainty and undeniable darkness, it does not only provide a “home” but also gives hope and happiness amidst this pandemic.
98B Collaboratory, through the help of the HUB: Make Lab and First United Building, created an initiative called “Bahay-Bahayan”, an offshoot of the Future Market, with both a physical and online shop. They provide a home to local creative businesses who sell locally-made items, handmade goods, pre-loved knick-knacks, and vintage finds, all in hopes of developing a new system of oneness through our appreciation of the arts.
The first cycle of Bahay-Bahayan will run from February 12 – May 9, in the HUB | Make Lab, located on the ground floor of the historic First United Building in Escolta, Binondo Manila.
Bahay-Bahayan Partners are as follows:
Halamanan x Goodboy Collectibles
Bahay-Bahayan shows us the true meaning of family that shares the stories of hope, resilience and inspiration during this pandemic.