Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P. hosted the 27th Annual Manila Studies Conference

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) had the honor of hosting the 27th Annual Manila Studies Conference co-sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) that was held on September 12-14, 2018 at the Seminar Rooms A and B of the T.I.P. Quezon City campus.

Invited guest speakers each presented their research papers discussing further the details of each study. One of the titles presented is from T.I.P. Manila faculty, Architect Elmer M. Soliman Jr. with his paper “Commercialization of Heritage Sites: A Study on the impact of Adaptive Reuse”. Arch. Soliman’s research cited three (3) heritage structures that were refurbished through adaptive reuse and focused on the varying perceptions of the users and community members of these said sites. From this, Arch. Soliman was able to establish whether the commercialization of these selected structures proved to be beneficial or detrimental to their preservation.

One highlight of the conference was the presentation of renowned filmmaker, Mr. Nick Deocampo, company director of the Center for New Cinema. Part of his presentation was a film showing of the documentary “Don Jose Nepomuceno, Father of Philippine Cinema”.

All six sessions containing seventeen research papers concluded in an open forum and facilitators provided the summary for each presentation together with their closing statements.

After the presentations, Dr. Lorelei D.C. de Viana, President of the Manila Studies Association, facilitated the launch of “MANILA: Selected Papers of the 26th Annual Manila Studies Conference” dated on August 16-17, 2017. Some publications of the Manila Studies Association, which contains selected papers from previous conferences, were given to the Architecture Department of T.I.P. Manila. A raffle was also conducted to give away books to student attendees.

More than 100 attendees from 29 institutions and private entities joined the conference. The annual event continues the Manila Studies Association’s (MSA) tradition of disseminating studies on the city and the metropolis since the First Annual Manila Studies Conference began in 1989. The papers that were presented will be recognized by scholars as well as young academicians in their respective fields of research and expertise. The conference envisions a forum and platform where intellectual discussion can transpire to draw out further studies and inquiry. The papers will provide useful research and teaching materials for teachers and students.