This will be a conversation on the current crisis of monumentality and racial reckoning. Broadly put, what is the relationship between monuments and historical commemoration? Who or what do these monuments celebrate and what do they leave out? This event is the third talk in ICOMOS Philippines’ Webinar Series.
ICOMOS Philippines’ Webinar Series:: Rethinking Monuments in the Philippines
14 September 2020 (Monday) | 9:30 AM Philippine Standard Time
Lila Ramos Shahani is the former Secretary- General of the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines.
Under her leadership (and with the help of other agencies), her team succeeded in obtaining 4 UNESCO designations for the country: in 2019, an endangered ritual complex (the “buklog” of the Subanen, an indigenous group in the southern part of the Philippines) was inscribed in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
That same year, Cebu was named a UNESCO Creative City of Design. In 2018, the Culion Leprosy Archives in Palawan were inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World Asia-Pacific Register. In 2017, Baguio was named a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art.
She previously gave a talk on the same topic, ‘Rethinking Monuments’ exclusively for the ICOMOS PH members and some questions were raised are: What monuments should be kept and which should retire to the museums? How do we rethink of the relationship between monuments and public spaces which the public are being served by such erections? What do monuments subliminally represent?
Ian Morley is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, and Associate Professor (by Courtesy) on CUHK’s Urban Studies Programme.
He has published widely on the design of built environments and participated in TV documentaries. Just recently, he achieved the status of Senior Fellow from the UK Professional Standards Framework and was a recipient of the Bosma Prize in Planning History Innovation 2020 from the International Planning History Society (IPHS) for his book American Colonisation and the City Beautiful: Filipinos and Planning in the Philippines, 1916-35.
He currently is an editorial board member of the Brill book series Studies in Architecture and Urban History, as well as of Planning Perspectives.
The webinar, “ICOMOS Philippines’ Webinar Series: Rethinking Monuments in the Philippines”, is scheduled this Monday, September 14, 2020, 9:30 AM (Philippine Standard Time).
Zoom registration is on a first come first served basis. To register, you may fill up this form: bit.ly/ipws200914.
The talk will be streamed on Facebook Live where the speaker will be able to get your questions and respond: facebook.com/icomosph/live