b. 1990, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
Ralph C. Lumbres is an artist, development worker, and educator who is interested in integrating art and design with citizen science, and community development. He started Ligtas PAD (Light-based P3DM) in 2017, a community-based 3D hazard mapping project that improves upon the practice of P3DM or participatory 3D mapping. In implementing Ligtas PAD, Lumbres founded Salikhain Kolektib (formerly known as Prodjx Artist Community), an interdisciplinary collective that creates participatory projects focusing on the environment and strengthening resilience in communities in Southeast Asia.
Lumbres participated in international exhibitions such as DA Fest  International Digital Art Festival (Sofia, Bulgaria, 2019); Disaster and Design (Tokyo, Japan, 2019); and Koganecho Bazaar 2020 Artists & Communities (Yokohama, Japan, 2020). He was a resident artist for PARADISE AIR (Matsudo, Japan, 2020) and Koganecho Bazaar (Yokohama, Japan, 2020).
He is also a member of the Gobyerno Project, a participatory performance collaboration with Sipat Lawin Ensemble, Nessa Roque (PHL), David Finnigan (AUS), and Brandon Relucio (PHL, USA). Gobyerno Project performed in the Philippines, Korea, Japan, and Australia.
Lumbres is a fellow of the Japan Foundation Asia Center’s HANDs! Project and a research fellow of ColLaboraroire 2020 by the Cognovo Foundation, the University of Plymouth, and University of the Philippines Open University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts majoring in Sculpture from the University of the Philippines – Diliman. He was also a scholar at the Philippine High School for the Arts where he majored in Visual Arts.