The curator for the Philippine Pavilion exhibition is composed of architects Sudarshan V. Khadka Jr. and Alexander Eriksson Furunes, working in collaboration with the members of GK Enchanted Farm community. The community and architects took the name Framework Collaborative for this project. The curatorial concept of the pavilion is rooted in the practice of the two architects Khadka and Furunes as well as the ongoing artistic PhD “Learning from Bayanihan/Dugnad” (Alexander Eriksson Furunes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2016-21). One of their projects is Streetlight Tagpuro, a post-disaster rebuilding project in Tacloban after super-typhoon Haiyan. The project won the Civic and Community Category and the Small Project of The Year Award at the World Architecture Festival 2017. Their practice has been nominated for the Architecture Review Emerging Architecture Awards 2021.
Thirty-two members of the GK Enchanted Farm community composed of farmers, carpenters, housewives, students and other laborers officially form part of the curatorial team of Framework Collaborative. Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm is composed of members of the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, a Philippine-based civic movement that was formally established in 2003 with the aim to end poverty for 5 million families by building communities and restoring the dignity of the poor. The foundation employs an integrated and holistic approach to sustainable community building pillared on values transformation and leadership development through programs like Community Infrastructure, Child and Youth Development, Food Sufficiency, Productivity, and Health.