(HWGL) is a publishing and graphic design hauz founded in 2013. HWGL generates, prints, and disseminates cultural publications (most of the time) out of the Philippines. HWGL is interested in decolonization of cultural labor, parlance in the vernacular, and the value of what has been invisible. Their publications on cultural topics are printed in very, very small cottage-industry presses and copy shops in the Philippines. HWGL was incubated as a project of the social practice platform The Office of Culture and Design (2010—2018). HWGL works out of Laguna (PH), Rotterdam (NL), Portland (USA), and Brooklyn (USA).
Work In Progress. Full website under construction. Summer 2020