Juke Jose

Artist and architectural designer.
Born and raised in Manila, Philippines.
Based in New York City.

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Juke Jose

Artist and architectural designer.
Born and raised in Manila, Philippines.
Based in New York City.

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Homepage, Updates

About / Statement

Juke is a visual artist and architectural designer. 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. 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. In 2021, Juke co-founded Partial, a creative studio. Juke’s first artistic project was a public mural in his adoptive home of Excelsior district in San Francisco. His first installation was exhibited at Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture 2021: Embrace.


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︎︎︎ Resume
︎︎︎ Portfolio

︎︎︎ Email

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︎︎︎ Partial, creative studio

Selected Bibliography

Slow Spatial Reader
— Carolyn F. Strauss (Ed.)
In Praise of Shadows
— Jun ‘Ichiro Tanizaki
Houses, SANAA
— Sam Chermayeff, Agustí­n Perez Rubio
On Beauty and Being Just
— Elaine Scarry
Manifesto of Interiors: Thinking in the Expanded Media
— Javier Fernandez Contreras
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
— Ocean Vuong

, and then. 5 Films of 5 Architectures
— Hideyuki Nakayama
Minor Feelings
— Cathy Park Hong
The Incidents: Freedom of Us
— Anne Lacaton, Jean-Philippe Vassal
Another Nature
— Junya Ishigami
Race and Modern Architecture
— Irene Cheng, Charles L. Davis II, Mabel O. Wilson

Small Images
— Junya Ishigami
On My Mind
— Jo Nagasaka
The Miseducation of the Filipino
— Renato Constantino
Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
— Jose Antonio Vargas
Visualizing American Empire
— David Brody
American Imperial Pastoral
— Rebecca Tinio McKenna

19 and past
Sincerity by Design
— Sou Fujimoto
Non-Referential Architecture
— Valerio Oligiati
Small Architecture, Natural Architecture
— Kengo Kuma
Designing Japan: A Future Built on Aesthetics
— Kenya Hara
Replacing Home
— Jennifer Johung
Night Sky With Exit Wounds
— Ocean Vuong



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