Juke Jose:            I am a spatial designer and artist. I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. I migrated to the United States through San Francisco, CA and am currently based in Brooklyn, NY.             I operate between an architectural, spatial, and object-oriented practice weaving the ideas of partial and kapwa into my work. The idea of partial, defined as “existing only in part; incomplete represents the beauty of what could be, an application of lightness, softness, and impermanence that hopes to cultivate kapwa, a core indigenous Filipino psychology that is “a recognition of shared identity, an inner self shared with others.” (Enriquez 2004) The framework of partial and kapwa, alongside contextual research and architectural methods reclaim underrepresented and misrepresented narratives.            Through my work, I attempt to deepen the way we understand our interconnectedness to community, culture, place, environment, and history helping us navigate a course of healing to eventually reach a space of care. I intend to harbor one’s interiority through spatial experimentation and assembled installations borrowing from the surrounding environment, domestic and cultural images, spaces, places, and things revealing the value in our history and celebrating the beauty of our living.            I am currently designing independently at Partial. This site was updated June 22, 2024.           About            Contact            Index
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Juke is an architectural designer and artist. He was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He migrated to the US through San Francisco, CA and is currently based in New York City.

Juke works in an architectural, spatial, and object-oriented practice weaving in kapwa, a core indigenous Filipino psychology that is “a recognition of shared identity, an inner self shared with others” (Enriquez 2004). Kapwa becomes the framework in which he operates in, alongside cultural research and architectural methods to reclaim from underrepresented and misrepresented narratives.

Through his work, he attempts to deepen the way we understand one’s interconnectedness to their community, culture, place, environment, and history helping us navigate a course of healing from (colonial and imperial) trauma. His intent is to harbor feelings through mixed media and assembled installations borrowing from domestic and cultural images, spaces, places and things revealing the value in our history and celebrating the beauty of our living.

Juke graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Architecture. In 2020, he co-founded NOMASAAU to create space for minority architecture students at Academy of Art University and beyond. He is an alumnus of Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California's Bay Area Housing Internship Program (BAHIP) where he worked at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) as a housing development assistant project manager. He was an architectural designer at Haddock Studio. In 2021, Juke founded Partial, a design practice working in space, objects and furniture. His first artistic project was a public mural in his adoptive home of Excelsior district in San Francisco. Juke’s installation Time has brought us together was exhibited at Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture 2021: Embrace and continues to be exhibited throughout San Francisco. 

Partial Practice 
Juke’s design work is under Partial, a design practice established in 2021. See more at partialpractice.com!
Experience
Partial, Freelance Architectural Designer
Haddock Studio, Architectural Designer
TNDC, Assistant Project Manager

Education
Academy of Art University, Bachelor of Architecture

Exhibitions
Dreaming People’s History, 2023
Michelle Thomas Fine Art, 2023
APAture: Autonomy, 2022
A Between, 2022
APAture: Embrace, 2021
Kapwa in Excelsior, 2021

Elsewhere
partialpractice.com

Contact
jukejose@live.com
@jukestaposition

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