Camilo Mendoza Villanueva, Jr, is a freelance writer and editor. He manages [link-omitted], along with its Facebook page @HappeningPH, which features the latest in the arts, education, culture, health, business, services, science, fintech, beauty and wellness, sports, and other things worth sharing. HappeningPH is a member of the PageONE x Wildfyre group.
More than 22 years in the book industry -- enriched by university work (in front of students as lecturer-facilitator or in the background as an editor for the university press) and by cultural advocacy -- made me realize the need to transform knowledge into something accessible and useful to benefit more people outside of the academe.
Thus, while academic collaborations help transform the products of scholarship and research -- through publication and capacity-building -- into staple processes and resources for the common good, creative works help promote these visions into lasting edifying public experiences of learning.
Education that is sustained by practical mass scholarship and is carried in visionary community art forms a solid base for peoples culture to evolve with technology and address everyday problems to transform the public into empowered communities thriving on the critical dynamics of cultural interaction and educational exchanges through books, trainings, and celebrations.