dokyu: Intersections of History, Creative Writing, and Arts Practice / Lawrence Lacambra Ypil

These materials are part of the dossier Dokyu: Intersections of History, Creative Writing, and Arts Practice, published in ASAP/Journal volume 8, number 3, January 2024. Spanning multiple locations of research including Singapore, the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, the U.S., and Switzerland, Dokyu’s participants draw from varied fields such as documentary poetics, environmental and community-based art and history practices, performance art, and painting, among others, in order to expand the ways in which we approach, understand, and interact with historical documents. Ultimately, Dokyu aims to establish an experimental space that fosters interdisciplinary dialogue, transforms artistic and scholarly methodology, and informs the ways the interdisciplinary in the humanities is both practiced and taught. 


  1. Chan Yi Qian (artist & writer)
  2. Martin Dusinberre (historian)
  3. James Jack (artist)
  4. Hilmi Johandi (artist)
  5. Collier Nogues (writer)
  6. Siddharta Perez (curator)
  7. Aki Sasamoto (artist)
  8. Lawrence Lacambra Ypil (writer)

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Lawrence Ypil, “Port of Cebu,” 2021, digital video. 

Part of the aim of DOKYU is to interrogate the ways in which we think about the archives in our own creative practice: what it means to integrate the archives in our own writing, but also to think of the ways in which our work builds from contemporary notions and modes of documentation. I have written about my home, Cebu, for many years, which is to say I have documented it.

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