Make Pasig Pretty: Let’s Paint Murals on Pasig River Pumping Stations!

How can you help create a better Manila? A group of volunteers called One Redesign Manila says an answer is to bring attention to Pasig River through art. It has launched a movement to redesign Manila for the better. Its dream is to create more liveable and creative cities.

Currently, it is part of a campaign to create murals on pumping stations found along Pasig River and it is calling on volunteers for help. Activities include getting to know the head artists of the murals, prepping the walls, and painting the murals.

To volunteer, sign up by copying and pasting this link on your browser:

Choose your schedule. Slots are limited so please be sure you are available on your chosen dates. The group will contact volunteers for briefing.

  • San Francisco Pumping Station (June 23-29)
  • Quiapo Pumping Station (June 30-July 6)
  • Aviles Pumping Station (July 7-13)
  • Balete Pumping Station (July 14 – 20)
  • Valencia Pumping Station (July 28-August 3)
  • Binondo Pumping Station (August 8-14)

Main project partners are Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the British Council Philippines, with support from One Redesign Manila.

Redesign Manila - Pasig River Pumping Station with murals

Artists in charge of the mural painting are New Lroy and Georjanno Abenoja, Malarko & Cristina, Luigi Almuena, Ged Alangui, Team Manila Graphic Design Studio, Julius Sebastian, Ralph Eya, Kris Abrigo, and Archie Oclos.

What do you think of the Redesign Movement? Do you know of other creative projects like this?

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Video Credits: Earthventure, Gabo Pagcaliwagan, Aleyn Comprendio, Johann Alexander Alcantara, Marlon Gorospe, Anton Angeles, and Jaime Cumagun. For complete credits, go to the Redesign Facebook Page.

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