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WHERE I WORK

Norberto “Peewee” Roldan

Between History and Hope

by John Alexis Balaguer


NORBERTO “PEEWEE” ROLDAN in his studio-residence in Scout Rallos, Metro Manila. Courtesy the artist.


On June 3, a fire broke out in the two-story, 1940s-style apartment housing Manila’s oldest artist-run nonprofit, Green Papaya. Located in Kamuning, Quezon City, Green Papaya has served as a communal platform for two decades, hosting talks, artist residencies, and experimental projects involving Filipino and international artists and organizations, as well as members of the local community. The flames destroyed most of Green Papaya’s…

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