A literary-architectural hybrid project, 36 Dwellings sketches fault lines within a Filipinx family, linking intimate harm to the forces of colonialism and labor migration. The story takes its form and title from the 36 houses, apartments, and rooms in which Padios has lived across nine cities in the US and the Philippines.
“Jan Padios’s deeply moving new work spatializes the complex architectures of human connection, gifting us with a haunting cartography of memory and movement across 36 dwellings. Prepare to be enraptured by her refreshingly experimental eye that weaves intimate schematics and ghosted images together with lucid lines carefully carved from miles and years of diasporic distance. “Another word for dwell is pause.” Padios offers us a moment to catch our breath among these achingly resonant geographies in this stirring chapbook of genre-defying innovation.” –MONICA ONG, author of Silent Anatomies
This limited edition book is printed on insulation pink French Paper coverstock with custom die-cuts.
July 2024 //Text-Image, Filipinx Lit, Limited Edition
5″ x 7″ // Paperback // Color Illustrations // 86pp // $20