This is a book that asks you to sit down and take a deep breath, it draws a line in the sand and whispers in your ear, “This is where our stories begin.”
The title, Agam—an old Filipino word for uncertainty and memory—captures the essence of this groundbreaking work. Inside are 26 images and creative narratives in eight Filipino languages (translated into English), crafted by 24 writers representing a broad array of disciplines—poets, journalists, anthropologists, scientists, and artists.
Agam represent story-telling at its best.
More than climate change, Agam is about people; it is about what was, what might be, what is.
It is the story of all of us.
All proceeds from the sale of Agam will go to the project RE-Charge Pilipinas, an integrated solar and sustainable transport services and learning facility in Tacloban, a city devastated by Typhoon Yolanda (international name:Haiyan), the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall.
The crisis brought about by the super-typhoon presents in itself an opportunity to reboot development without inefficient, unreliable, and polluting energy and transport systems. iCSC believes new approaches must be taken to develop—and rebuild — safer, more resilient, sustainable communities. Re-Charge Tacloban project helps generate local jobs by hiring locally, diffusing technical expertise, and by designing appropriate business models for sustainable social enterprise through the provision of renewable energy systems coupled with electric, locally built, public transport fleets. Re-Charge Tacloban is also the site of the Solar Scholars program of iCSC, which seeks to empower humanitarian workers in local government and civil society.
Visit www.icsc.ngo for more information about the project.