The approach, philosophy, and set of design principles for the structural engineering of existing and historic buildings is different from those in conventional structural engineering. The work requires an understanding of original construction systems, the cause and mechanism of failure or safety, and if over the course of decades and centuries the building has settled into a new load path. For this work, research, conditions assessment, and non-destructive testing and modeling are essential. Methods, materials, and designs will be discussed with the perspective of weathering mechanically or chemically well over time, and ensuring longevity of the historic or existing structure. .
Lorenzo is an undergraduate student currently taking a degree in AB History with a minor degree in Education at the Ateneo De Manila University. With a passion for film and Philippine history, he hopes to combine the two passions to make history more accessible to people.
Lorenzo wanted to become an intern at ICOMOS Philippines because of his interest in making history accessible to people. He believes that knowing more about one’s own cultural heritage will help them value their own history. With these intentions in mind, he hopes to contribute to the research at ICOMOS.
Kly Allyson Macaraeg is a college senior taking up a degree in History at the Ateneo de Manila University and is also currently taking a double minor in Japanese and Southeast Asian Studies. Her research interests lie mainly in cultural heritage and history, preservation of local languages, and ASEAN development studies.
Kly has joined the internship program with the goal of growing in knowledge in the field of cultural heritage, through a more hands-on learning experience in the development of resources in the Philippine context, and as well as advocating for more profound appreciation of Philippine heritage practice. Through the advice and guidance of her mentors she hopes to be able to make valuable contributions to the research projects of the organization’s internship program.
Dr. Victor S. Venida is a retired Professor of Economics and lecturer of the Development Studies Program and the European Studies Programme of Ateneo de Manila University. He finished his M.Sc. in Economics at London School of Economics and his Ph.D. in Economics at New York University. His research interests are in development economics, urban and regional analysis, cultural/architectural heritage, Marxian economics and history of economics.
Quoted from ICOMOS Philippines By-Laws: In the case of vacancy due to resignation, death or any other cause of the trustees, except removal or expiration of the term, the Board is empowered and authorized to designate from among the members of the Association (ICOMOS Philippines) in good Standing, a trustee or trustees who shall serve only for the unexpired term of the trustee being replaced.
This webinar will serve as a platform for a discussion on heritage and sustainable development. Particularly, this online learning activity will present and situate the relationship of heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the prospects for initiatives anchored on heritage and the SDGs in the Philippines. The webinar also aims to inspire the youth to be actively involved in the conservation and enrichment of their community’s heritage and to participate in various platforms that promote the achievement of the SDGs.
About the resource speakers:
𝗚𝗮𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗹 𝗖𝗮𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗼 is the Focal Point for the Sustainable Development Goals for ICOMOS and acts as facilitator and coordinator for ICOMOS’ work in relation to the global sustainable development policy arena. He coordinates the activities of the SDGs Working Group, develops ideas and monitors progress to support the implementation of the ICOMOS Action Plan for Cultural Heritage and Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals. Mr. Caballero is also an expert member of the International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes and specializes on sensitive landscape design interventions, cultural landscape research, culture-nature linkages and world heritage evaluations in rapidly urbanizing areas in Asia.
𝗞𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗲𝘁𝗵 𝗝. 𝗧𝘂𝗮 is a Registered & Licensed Architect and a Sustainable Territorial Development Consultant. He graduated Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Santo Tomas and have acquired professional certifications as a scholar in Sustainability, Sustainable Development, and Innovation programmes from YSISEA in Singapore, APYE in Thailand and Social Innovation Center, Hanyang University, South Korea. Currently, he is a graduate scholar of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in DYnamics of Cultural Landscape, heritage, Memory and conflictualities (DYCLAM+) and Master of Arts in Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations (MACDIR).
The webinar is free and e-Certificates will be given! (must attend the entire duration of the lecture and must accomplish the post-evaluation survey form). The link to the Zoom webinar will be sent hours before the lecture proper to your respective emails (indicated in your pre-registration forms).
I was an ICOMOS Philippines Communications and Strategy intern from March 2021 to June 2021. As a Consular and Diplomatic Affairs student, most of my works were related to policymaking. Working with ICOMOS Philippines as a Communications track intern has helped solidify my passion and advocacy for all things heritage, culture, and history.
My two primary tasks were: 1) Communications and Strategy work support, including but not limited to social media management. I did the primary strategy support for the International Day for Monuments and Sites 2021 (IDMS) and the 2nd ICOMOS Philippines Student Symposium (IPSS). I also produced the collaterals for IDMS 2021 and edited the bio notes for the IPSS speakers 2) Copyediting organizational outputs, specifically the official ICOMOS Philippines website.
Although I was not part of the research track, I was also assigned to research international heritage initiatives. In my research, I learned that young professionals and the like have been proactive in cultural works and simply need a better and suitable platform to deepen their contributions further. Hence, organizations such as ICOMOS are ever more significant in ensuring that we may continue to enjoy sustainable heritage.
Two years on, as I pursue a law degree, I’ll continue promoting and advocating for heritage and culture in my sphere of influence. With the help of my experience as an ICOMOS Philippines intern, I’ll be able to effectively convey the proper cultural conservation and preservation issues that we must address.
We believe there is good student research out there that should be shared. ICOMOS has culled through abstracts and presents the most relevant and innovative among them, followed by a discussion among its expert members in those fields.
[Schedule for the 2nd ICOMOS Philippines Student Symposium]
📍 𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝟭 | 𝟮𝟴 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 (𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆)
📗 OPENING SESSION: Heritage Makers, Change Makers 🗣 Keynote Address by 𝗗𝗿. 𝗙𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗽𝗲 𝗱𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗼𝗻 𝗝𝗿., NCCA National Music Committee Chair
📗 SESSION 1: The doing of built heritage conservation: Methods and approach 🗣 Paper presentations by 𝗩𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗹 𝗨𝗹𝗶𝗹𝗮, 𝗧𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼 & 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝘆𝗻𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗮
Briel Lising graduated with a degree in AB History and a minor in Cultural Heritage from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2017. Since then, she has worked for Saint Pedro Poveda College and the Lopez Museum. Currently, she is teaching college freshmen in the Ateneo as part of the Department of History. Briel hopes that her internship with ICOMOS will help her gain knowledge and confidence to start a community-based heritage program for the city of Pasig. Through her experience in research and education, as well as a heart for heritage, she hopes to make valuable contributions to the research project with the guidance of her mentors under the ICOMOS Philippines Internship Program.
Briel’s mentors are ICOMOS Expert Members Chen Mencias and Gabriel Caballero. Chen Mencias is a tourism planning consultant who runs her own firm, Blue Water Consultancy and the the primary mentor of the research. Gab Caballero is a Landacape Architect based in Singapore, currently the Focal Point for Sustainable Development Goals of ICOMOS International. Briel will be working with Chen and Gab for research on the Role of Heritage Conservation as a Dimension of Sustainable Tourism in the Philippines.
We look forward to Briel’s contributions, welcome to the team!
The shift to a purely online internship did indeed make my ICOMOS Philippines internship experience unique. Regardless of the challenges that this posed, there were regular meetings between mentors and interns. The tasks assigned to me as a communication interns were mainly information dissemination in the different online mediums. Together with the ICOMOS Philippines Communication Team, we helped develop the Philippine culture and heritage conservation repository of information. These are not limited to the Philippine context; instead, it also includes international news, opportunities, and practices relevant to heritage practitioners, students, and enthusiasts.
In addition to working on ICOMOS PH communications, I also had the opportunity to be a part of Project Alexandria’s study on the Philippine Registry of Cultural Property (PRECUP). I interviewed and gathered the view-points of LGUs in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao regarding their cultural inventories- from their collection to preservation, which allowed new insights into the different government processes and experiences and the challenges that come with it.
The theme of my internship has a lot to do with communication and information regarding heritage and culture. From my internship experience with ICOMOS PH, I’ve come to appreciate how access to information is a crucial part of governance. Not everyone has the same amount of access. I am glad that ICOMOS Philippines’ goal as an organization is to work towards an informed Philippine heritage practice.
Currently, I am part of a national government agency office focused on promoting and harnessing regional products and trade in the Philippines. Although my work is more focused on businesses, it has a lot to do with knowing a product’s origin, its history, heritage, and culture – to be able to promote and market the product or services efficiently. My current role also involves a lot of coordination with local government units and offices. My ICOMOS PH internship experience, especially with the PRECUP study, has contributed to building connections and coordination with different Philippine government levels.
In celebration of ICOMOS Day 2021, themed 𝗗𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘅 𝗙𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀, the Philippine National Committee hosts a talk that explores the creation, selection, and preservation of heritage through the kalesa study and the jeepney.
Urban historian 𝗗𝗿. 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗣𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲 discusses the evolution of the carruaje in pre-War Manila. In the last century, it was perceived as a relic from an “unmodern” past that must give way to newer, safer transportation forms. Today it survives primarily for tourists who seek a nostalgic experience, or perhaps an incomplete interpretation/presentation of the Walled City and other historic districts.
What lessons on heritage declaration and preservation might one draw by studying the case of the kalesa and the jeepney, currently absent from the Philippine Registry of Cultural Property? What insights might be applied to contemporary vernacular architecture, especially those of lower-income Filipinos? What role do heritage managers and cultural workers play in identifying what should be preserved and ensuring that cultural properties, especially those heavily used and meaningful to marginalized communities, endure into the future?
These questions and more will be explored by Dr. Pante and guest discussants 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻 𝗟𝗲𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮 and 𝗠𝘆𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗲 𝗟𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 moderated by 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗼.
The webinar will be held via Zoom on 18 April, Sunday at 10:30 AM Hong Kong SAR, MNL time