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      //manifesto//
       
      Started as a pop-up bookstore in 2017, Kwago mutated into a book bar, exhibition space, library and now an independent research and publishing laboratory based in the Philippines. We develop exhibitions, publications, programs and projects to create spaces centered on community, interdisciplinary collaboration and collective reimagining of authorship, access and distribution. We work under the principles of Free Open-Source Software (FOSS) but also support the dignity of creative labor. We believe in the power of paper, ink and code as tools for the practice of freedom.