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Living Architecture Exhibition at Vargas Museum

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UP Vargas Museum, Architecture Steiner, Citydesigner, and Iona Stichting Foundation present Living Architecture Exhibition on 3 February, Saturday, 5pm, at the 1F Galleries of the museum.

Curated by Pieter van der Ree, Living Architecture Exhibition is intended to raise awareness on the relationship between architecture and the natural, social and cultural life which it is part of. By showcasing various projects from four phases within the search for “Living Architecture” (turn of the 19th century up to the present time), and engaging the audiences with two outdoor installations by Filipino artists Junyee and Indy Paredes at the Vargas Museum, Living Architecture Exhibition aims to adhere to a more sustainable and life-oriented approach to architecture.

Van der Ree argues, “Our living environment is increasingly determined by manmade artefacts like buildings, machines and electronic devices. This has a profound influence on our lives, our wellbeing, social relations and cultural values.”

Living Architecture Exhibition runs until 31 March.

Workshops and study tours will also be held at the Vargas Museum on 3 February at 3pm before the opening reception. Speakers and workshop leaders include world-leading environmental engineer Patrick Bellew who led the design team of the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore; award-winning Australian architect Gregory Burgess, notable for his organically designed buildings and participatory approach; and Filipino architect Jason Buensalido, whose experimental designs seek to contemporize the bahay kubo.

The exhibition is part of the Artkitektura Festival 2018.

Artkitektura 2018 is a Festival of Architecture and the Arts celebrating holistic approaches to architecture and the built environment. Festival Director Sarri Tapales said the purpose of the festival is for world-leading designers and creative thinkers to engage the public and share ideas on design process, heritage, urban renewal, and life enhancing architecture. Tapales states, “Architecture affects us all, whether we are conscious of it or not, and the creation of healthier, more liveable cities is our collective responsibility.” This year’s theme Movement and Flow in the Built Environment will be explored through exhibitions, talks, workshops, artistic presentations and study tours.

Pieter van der Ree (b. 1958, Rotterdam) studied architecture at the Technical University in Delft in the Netherlands. Since 1990, he has been working as an architect in the field of ecological building and organic architecture. In 2000, he wrote a book on Organic Architecture and in 2003, he composed a travelling exhibition on the same topic that had venues in Amsterdam, Berlin, Tampere (Finland), Liege (Belgium), Tallinn (Estonia) and Dornach (Switzerland). Since 2005, he is professor for organic architecture at the Alanus Hochschule near Bonn (Germany). His special focus is on the relation between man and architecture.

For more information, please contact Vargas Museum at (+632) 981-8500 loc. 4024 (UP trunkline), (+632) 928-1925 (fax) or send an email to vargasmuseum@gmail.com. You may also check our website at http://vargasmuseum.upd.edu.ph, Facebook via https://fb.me/vargasmuseum.upd and Twitter via @UPVargasMuseum for updates.

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About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.

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On 22 February 1987, the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center was formally inaugurated. Today, the Vargas celebrates 31 years of museum work. @artkitekturafestival Artkitektura presents Exhibit Encounters at the UP Vargas Museum

28 February (Wed) 
2:30pm - Guided tour of the Living Architecture Exhibition 
3:00pm - FROM NATURE TO ARCHITECTURE: Gaudi's Sagrada Familia with Ar. Choie Funk

Free and open to the public, limited slots. Pre-register via vargasmuseum@gmail.com. 
The story of Gaudi's life speaks of the mystery of all exceptional talent with which every human being could be endowed. Coupling this notion with that particular era during which he was born, Gaudi's whole work was an expression of a period. The Basílica de la Sagrada Família, as with his other works, spans realities of the 19th century straight through the 21st, as we expect its completion in 2026. The 2018 Summer Art Workshops by Fernando B. Sena resume on 10 April. Registration is ongoing. The workshops are for kids (8+), teens, and adults.

Schedule: Every Tuesday 
9-11:30am (Beginner)
2:30-5pm (Advanced)

Each level is a total of eight sessions.

For details, please contact Mr. Sena at 376-2196 or 0918-951-9989 or the Vargas (Glenn/Linda) at 928-1927 during office hours. #drawing #painting #stilllife #portraiture #landscape #figures #Repost @heyhaselyn:
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#art #artph #architecture #miniature #scalemodel #photography #photooftheday #museum Beyond Myself: Walk-Through and Conversations
21 February 2018, Wednesday at 10am | 3F Galleries, Vargas Museum
Pre-registration encouraged, limited seats: vargasmuseum@gmail.com
Free and open to the public

Vargas Museum invites everyone to the activities for the Beyond Myself exhibition currently on view at the 3F Galleries. Organized by the Vargas, Scalabrini Migration Center Philippines, and UP Department of Political Science, the activities happen at 10am on Wednesday, 21 February 2018.

Nathalie Dagmang initiates the discussion of Beyond Myself and her art practice by walking the participants through the exhibition. Dagmang created several works in 2017 for the first Beyond Myself exhibition held at Goldsmiths, University of London.  As an active agent for the workshops held in London through the Curating Development project, she was able to share materials, reinterpret archives, and create art through interactions with the migrant workers and organizations.

The second part is a conversation with Dr. Anju Mary Paul, author of Multinational Maids: Stepwise Migration in a Global Labour Market. “Multinational" mobility is not restricted to the global elite. Drawing upon surveys with more than 1,000 Filipino and Indonesian migrant domestic workers in Singapore and Hong Kong, and in-depth interviews with well over 200 of these workers in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Canada, and the United States, Dr. Paul documents how some migrant domestic workers are agentically adopting stepwise international labor migration as part of long-term mobility projects for themselves and their families. She lays out the building blocks that have led to the emergence of this global phenomenon, highlighting similar patterns of stepwise migration among other migrant groups, including migrant nurses, IT professionals, foreign academics, and international students. Napoleon Abueva, 26 January 1930 - 16 February 2018

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