Mark Louie L. Lugue studies and teaches art history at the Department of Art Studies of the University of the Philippines Diliman. He has coordinated for various publications and exhibitions on art and culture, many of which dwell on the heritage of the university. Most recently, he was managing editor of Adhika: Vision & Legacy – The University of the Philippines Diliman Collections, and its accompanying 35-volume digital catalog. He has also been conducting local participative heritage mapping and exhibition development trainings in the regions, such as in Pangasinan, Albay, Bohol, Masbate, and Mt. Province. He participated in the Curatorial Development Workshop, with the Jorge B. Vargas Museum, the Japan Foundation Manila, and the Philippine Contemporary Art Network in 2018; the Workshops for Emerging Art Professionals, with Para Site, Hong Kong in 2017; and the Beasiswa Seni dan Budaya Indonesia, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in 2016. His research interests include modern art history, cultural heritage studies, arts management, and digital as method. He is currently researching local abstraction in painting during the 1970s, and contemporary practitioners of traditional arts in his home province, Pampanga. He is glad to be part of the GDC, and enthusiastic to learn about how others make sense of the gesture of de-centering.