Anthology: Stories about architecture 2016
MANILA, Philippines – From June 17-19, WTA Architecture and Design Studio, Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain, and Intramuros Administration, are presenting an architecture festival called “Anthology: Stories about Architecture” in The Book Stop placed at Plaza Roma, Intarmuros.
The Book Stop is a pop-up public library built by WTA Architecture and Design Studio as part of its Urban Initiative Campaign in partnership with Instituto Cervantes. The library was launched last April 23 at Ayala Triangle for “Dia del Libro” and is currently located at Plaza de Roma in front of the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, Manila.
The Book Stop has been getting a lot of attention being the only one of its kind in the Philippines and shining a spotlight on the lack of public libraries in our cities. The Book Stop has also been organizing regular events for and getting a daily foot traffic of 500 to 1000 people.
The architecture festival “Anthology” is completely free and open to the public. It will be held in Plaza de Roma and will be anchored by The Book Stop as its main stage.
Anthology will consist of over 20 events over the course of its three-day run. The events will feature speakers and workshops as well as fun activities for architecture enthusiasts.
The first event is the “Architecture that Matters” Exhibit, which shall feature conceptual panels or models from about 40 architects. This exhibit will run through the course of the 3-day festival and focuses on architecture that is socially relevant and meaningful.
The main event is a series of dialectic panel discussions that shall take place on the last day of the festival called Shelter Dialogues. The panel will consist of 4-6 architects each with a total of about 35-40 architects and artists for the day – from architects to developers, government officials as well as from different areas of practice, allof them to discuss and share their thoughts on architecture.
Over a thousand visitors and 60 major firms are expected to participate in the festival. – Rappler.com
“Anthology: Stories about Architecture” is made possible by Tosot Philippines, Omni Lights, Boysen Paints, Shelter Architecture and Design Magazine, Airvent Mechanical Systems, Rapid Steel Construction, and CNC Construction and Development Corporation with support from Formica, RBM Construction, Monocrete Construction, Atlanta Pipes, Emerald Pipes, Norwich Trading, Kenneth and Mock, and Mitsubishi Elevators.