Manila: Future Habitations

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/06/2018
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  • Location
  • The Marble Hall Ayuntamiento Building Bureau of the Treasury
  • Cabildo Street, Plaza Roma, Intramuros
  • Manilla
  • Philippines

Manila_AECOM-highresJoin the GSD and as well as students and faculty from the studio “Manila: Future Habitations” for a forum to consider Manila, the subject city of the third and final year in Southeast Asia (and sixth year of the Asia effort).

The forum, which is organized along with AECOM, is an integral, first part of a months-long research studio program where thoughts and ideas will be presented and discussed by the faculty and students of the GSD as well as some of Manila’s most prominent urban designers and planners.

The studio will focus on three strategic areas within or adjacent to Manila’s historic core: the Port of Manila, The Baseco Compound, and the historic Intramuros and “Burnham Plan” monumental core and Adjacent Pasig Riverfront, where infrastructure, architecture, and challenged ecologies are in need of alignment. It will also consider the design of human settlements, new types of dwellings, the connective tissue and common ground of cities, and the challenge of designing for the human condition against future tensions.

Please RSVP with Grace Jaramillo by February 1, 2018.

Agenda
13:30 – 14:00 – Guest Registrations

14:00 – 17:30

Anthem – Sylvester Wong Vice President, Strategies & Development, Buildings + Places, Philippines

Opening – Arnel Casanova, Country Representative, Philippines

Welcome Address – Sean Chiao MAUD ’88, President, Asia Pacific, AECOM

Welcome Address and Keynote – Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Keynote – Senator Sonny Angara Senate of the Philippines, 17th Congress

Briefing and Presentations by Harvard GSD Faculty & Students – David Rubin and Špela Videčnik, Instructors, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Panel Discussion “The Role of Manila in the Socioeconomic Growth of the Philippines Nation”
Moderator – Karen Davila Journalist and Television Presenter
Panelists:
– Jose Lim President, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation
– Art Corpuz Former Chief Planner, Ayala Land
– Henry Yap General Manager, Robinsons Land Corporation
– Ipat Luna Undersecretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
– Mario De Los Reyes Dean of University of Philippines, School of Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty Reflections – David Rubin and Špela Videčnik, Instructors, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Closing Remarks – Sylvester Wong Vice President, Strategies & Development, Buildings + Places, Philippines

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