Nakikita: On Food and Authenticity

Export Quality Collective


Throughout the world, cuisine stands as a cultural emblem. Food not only nourishes those who eat it, but also allows those who produce & consume it access to a culture's history. In the case of the Philippines, food is at the center of every occasion –from karaoke birthday parties to religious offerings – tapping into lineages of cultural exchange, revolution, and diaspora. In this second episode of Nakikita, we feast as research in order to understand what it may mean to be authentically Filipinx.

Join the members of Export Quality Art & Design Collective for an evening of food, conversation, and a screening of "On Food & Authenticity", the second episode of their Nakikita series. This event will include a Filipinx kamayan style group dinner. Attendees are encouraged to take part in an informal discussion during this shared meal, as well as the group cleanup at the end.

This event is free, but registration is required as seats are very limited.

Nakikita (Tagalog, meaning "to make visible") is a Crossroads Grant funded video series project by Export Quality, an art & design collective comprised of Filipinx-American creatives based in Chicago, LA, New York, and Tokyo, in partnership with AFIRE Chicago. The series aims to discuss overshadowed topics within the Filipinx community such as queer identity, multi-ethnic identity, etc.

Event Details:

ACRE Projects
1345 W 19th Street
Chicago , IL 60608

Wheelchair Accessible