A multi-pronged multi-layered collaborative art book, Tiw-tiwong: An Uncyclopedia to Life, Living, and Art in Baguio, the Cordilleras, and Beyond, includes 950+ entries that explore the known and unknown, as well as the celebrated, notorious and misunderstood aspects of life in the Cordilleras.
Spanning topics such as the changing face of the bul-ul, the truth about dog-eating, and how to sleep on a Dangwa bus, the book summons the potency of history, the transformative potential of art, and an inheritance of indigenous knowledge and practices, to open up the story of Baguio and the Cordilleras during a time of rapid change. Tiw-tiwong takes the form of an irreverent and defiant reference book: the ‘anti-textbook’ antidote to more than a century of colonial representations and institutional studies of Baguio and the Cordilleras.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Tiw-tiwong: The Odds to Unends, presented at the Singapore Biennale in 2013, the book is also one of the most wide-ranging survey of Cordillera and Baguio-based art collated to date.
Edited by Kawayan de Guia, Rocky Acofo Cajigan, Allan Lumbaya Cariño, Joyce Toh, Padmapani Perez, and Frank Cimatu, it includes contributions from over 40 artists and writers including Kidlat Tahimik, Krip Yuson, and Tommy Hafalla.