When Communities Engage – Tools for Community Participation in Heritage (Webinar)

DATE: July 7 (Tue), 10AM Philippine Standard Time

This webinar discusses community engagement that is applicable to built heritage and landscapes, using perhaps the most abstract form of heritage that seems most removed from our lives—archaeology.

To communities, the site is invisible until digging begins, and relics unearthed are from so long ago that few can relate to it. Explore these archaeologists’ stories in their journeys to empower local communities to own their archaeological heritage. Work includes public consultations, community discussions, collaborative research and interpretation, and on-ground educational activities as methods that lead to better public learning and heritage protection.

The Webinar Series: When Communities Engage will focus on providing answers to two main questions:

1) How does archaeology improve the lives of communities that live in and around these precious cultural sites?

2) What are the tools and approaches in archaeology that are used for learning and public engagement and are these tools still valid given the pandemic?

Please register to the event: forms.gle/G75UaVWSdbrzZvDy7

Tune in to our Facebook Live on Tuesday, 10AM, via facebook.com/icomosph/live

ICOMOS Webinar Series: Place-Making and Food Security: Thinking of Heritage Conservation and Food Production

ICOMOS Philippines recognises that the heritage practice in the country has been affected by the global pandemic. Now, more than ever, practitioners need to see the work of conserving heritage in a different light.

ICOMOS Philippines believes that heritage needs to connect to national priorities and be part of a shifting focus on food security, health, well-being, and peace and order, while a viable vaccine is being created. 

As part of the project, “Heritage Practice amidst the Pandemic,” ICOMOS Philippines is launching a series of online discussions that will delve with opportunities to explore new ideas for the Philippine heritage practice.

The first webinar is entitled, “Place-Making and Food Security: Thinking of Heritage Conservation and Food Production,” which will explore mechanisms that shape rural and urban spaces, private and public, that facilitate food production and place-making grounded in community-based participation. It will also provide various perspectives that link food and the understanding of historic significance of particular places. 
 

 The webinar will focus on providing answers to two main questions: 

  • How can the heritage practitioners improve a community’s cultural, economic, social circumstances while preserving the environment?  
  • How do you facilitate food production and place making grounded in community-based participation?

SPEAKERS

A dynamic group of heritage professionals, all of whom are members of ICOMOS Philippines, will be sharing their points of view on the integration of food production and heritage conservation:  

Dr. Fernando Nakpil-Zialcita is Professor Emeritus, teaching at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the  Ateneo de Manila University. He has done field research among farming communities in the Ilocos, Northern Luzon, and has done studies on urban heritage and regeneration of Manila. He writes about the interface between the Southeast Asian and the Hispanic worlds in domains of Filipino culture such as traditional architecture, cookery, and popular Christianity.     

Ms. Patricia Maria Santiago is a cultural manager with 25 years of experience who sits on the Board of Nayong Pilipino Foundation. She is part of  “Sustainable Sagada,” an online support market for local produce of farmers from Sagada which aims to help bring local produce to reach consumers in Manila, to support their sustainability not only during times of economic crisis but even beyond.  

Ms. Estela Duque is an architect, historian, social entrepreneur, certified chocolate taster, and chocolate competition judge in Europe. A practitioner based in the United Kingdom, she founded Moulinet Chocolat Limited (UK) in 2015 in order to introduce Philippine specialty cocoa to the world, and since 2017 she has been an adviser to the only craft chocolate event of the Philippines now called Intramuros Chocolate Festival.

Mr. Gabriel Caballero is the Communications Officer of ICOMOS Philippines. He is a Singapore-based landscape architect and independent world heritage specialist whose expertise ranges from sensitive landscape design interventions, cultural landscape research, and world heritage evaluations particularly in rapidly urbanizing areas in Asia. He will serve as the moderator for this webinar. 


DETAILS

The webinar, “Place-Making and Food Security: Thinking of Heritage Conservation and Food Production,”  is scheduled this Saturday, June 20, 2020 – 6pm (Philippine Standard Time). ICOMOS Philippines would like to thank the Intramuros Administration for co-organizing the event with us. 

For those who would like to be part of the conversation, please watch the webinar via our Facebook Live where the speakers will be able to get your questions and respond: www.facebook.com/icomosph

Recovery and Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage: The Notre-Dame Cathedral and Some Other Cases – A Talk by Toshiyuki Kono, ICOMOS President

Date and Time: 11 September 2019 | 6:30 PM
Venue: AVR 1, Mapua University Makati Campus
Address: 333 Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City

Learn more about the recovery and reconstruction processes at play at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and other similar cases. Join us for an evening with Toshiyuki Kono, ICOMOS President and international expert on heritage law — a very timely talk given the recent destruction of heritage sites in Bohol, Marawi, and Batanes.

ICOMOS Philippines invited the following reactors:

Arch. Reynaldo Lita
Chief, Historic Preservation Division of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines

Arch. Carmen Bettina Bulaong
Executive Director of Escuela Taller de Filipinas, Inc.

Kinna Mae Kwan
Researcher (and Guiuan Stakeholder) at the UST Graduate School – Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics

Biodivercities & The Sustainability of Urban Historic Plazas

The second joint partnership of ICOMOS Philippines and Philippine Association of Landscape Architects (PALA) brings together two stellar speakers, Prof. Perry S. Ong and Paulo G. Alcazaren for the CPD Seminar “BiodiverCities and the Sustainability of Urban Historic Plazas” on Nov 17 (Saturday) 1:00 – 6:00 pm at the Institute of Biology Auditorium, UP Diliman.

With rapid urban development of centers, how do we work towards having well-planned, sustainable, and resilient cities and communities?

This program is an accredited CPD Seminar for Architects and Landscape Architects (Applied Points: 3.5 – 4), but is open to other professions, LGUs, scholars, and advocates of sustainability, design, urban planning, biodiversity and natural and cultural heritage.

Registration fee is at Php 1,300 for regular entrants and discounted rates of Php 1,040 for Senior Citizens and Php 500 for students.

To register, kindly follow the instructions on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/WxRdeQT6uEBAcWUt2. For inquiries and other concerns, email info@icomosphilippines.com or visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/icomosph/ for more details.

Lighting and Acoustic Design for Existing and Historic Buildings

This CPD Program offered by ICOMOS Philippines will help professionals understand and learn basic principles for lighting and acoustic design for existing and heritage structures. In these talks, the basic theory of each discipline’s approach, and how to get the job done on low, medium, and high-end budgets will be discussed.

Lecturers Mr. Richard Thomas (Optimum Show, Paris, whose projects include: the Louvre, Paris, Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, and the Parthenon, Athens) and Mr. Jose Hermano (Acoustic Analysis Inc., whose projects include Araneta Coloseum, PETA Theater, La Salle Greenhills St. Benilde Gymnasium) will discuss past projects that illustrate and support these principles, and how they might have embellished or reduced the output depending on cost.

This seminar was held on July 28, 2018 (Saturday), 1pm-6pm at Casa Blanca, Intramuros, Manila.

UNESCO World Heritage: Perspectives from the Field

Last 8th of August 2016, ICOMOS Philippines organised a panel presentation at the National Museum of the Philippines in Manila. The talk was entitled, “UNESCO World Heritage: Perspectives from the Field”.  Several ICOMOS members and heritage practitioners discussed the triumphs, challenges, opportunities and guidelines that could possibly help improve Philippine heritage policy and management, particularly in UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Five panelists discussed the following topics:

  1. “The Benefits of the World Heritage Convention to Sites, People and Culture” by Augusto Villalon
  2. “Unraveling World Heritage: Breaking down the concept of Outstanding Universal Value” by Gabriel Caballero
  3. “Damming It Up: Recent Case Studies in World Heritage and their Philippine Parallels” by Michael Manalo
  4.  “The Concept of Sustainability in Philippine World Heritage Sites” by Eric Zerrudo
  5. “Experiences from World Heritage and Thoughts on Interdisciplinary Action” by Jefferson Chua

ICOMOS is one of the key advisory bodies to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention and members of the organisation are dedicated to the stewardship of the world’s significant monuments and sites, and the dissemination of pertinent knowledge.

For this year’s World Heritage Committee meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey, ICOMOS Philippines supported the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines for evaluating various World Heritage nominations and reviewing the states of conservation reports. The Philippines is one of the members of World Heritage Committee from 2013 to 2017.

Augusto Villalon: A History of ICOMOS & ICOMOS Philippines

In this segment of ICOMOS Philppines’ celebration of 50 years of ICOMOS, Architect Villalon breaks down the membership composition of ICOMOS which covers a wide range of professions and relates the humble beginnings of ICOMOS and ICOMOS Philippines and its place in the field of world heritage.

(Second in a Series of 5)