Czar Kristoff’s work Institute for Critical Commuting
is the research website of a fictional organisation that relates the ill-functioning public transportation system in Manila as a site of violence and trauma. Spending much of his time stuck in traffic congestion, the Filipino artist and photographer experiences the horrific negligence of the state on a daily level. The state’s inability to provide humane and safe trans-portation is form of irresponsibility that promotes mental, emotional, spiritual and physical threat to people and the country. ‘Institute for Critical Commuting’ conducts re-search, intervenes and performs inside public buses while in heavy traffic in Manila to engage commuters who sit and wait to arrive to their respective destinations.