The Filipino landscapes that witnessed the history of the Philippines will be exhibited through “Hardin: Filipino Landscape Architecture in History.” This exhibition will showcase the landscapes that Filipinos have done through out the years such as small residential gardens, public parks, streetscapes, industrial sites and cityscapes. These works have become an important part of the Filipino culture as it provided the people with an aesthetical and practical purpose.
Also, the distinct and appealing architecture of our mosques will also be featured in Archi[types/text] 2013 in an exhibit titled “MASJID: Jewels of Filipino Islamic Faith Exhibit.” This place of worship by the Muslims has been an important part of their religious life and it also plays an integral part in the culture of the Filipino Muslims.
Other exhibitions that will be installed are “Sacred Spires: Iglesia ni Cristo Architecture of Carlos Santos-Viola” which features the story behind the iglesia Ni Cristo architecture and “SIGLO XX: Retrospective of 20th Century Design Exhibit” which details the designs in the Philippines made in the 20th century.
Some of the works exhibited during the previous Archi[types/text] will also be shown such as “Revisiting Modernity: The Architecture of the Modern Society” and “Salumpuwit, Bangko, Silya, Atbp: Chairs in Filipino Life.” A book launch will be held during the re-exhibition of the latter.
Other activities of Archi[types/text] 2013 include the conference on Architectural research and education in Bicol University titled “ACARE 12” and the film viewing and launch of the documentary “Lunan: A History of Filipino Built Environments” which is about the evolution of urban planning, interior design and landscape architecture in the Philippines.
Contests will also be conducted such as “Critical Architecture: the Honrado Fernandez Architectural Writing Competition” and the interscholastic quiz show “Arkwiz 2013.”
Archi[types/text] 2013 is part of the NAM along with other activities of NCCA’S Subcommission on Arts. The NAM was initiated in 1991 when Presidential Proclamation 683 was signed declaring February as National Arts Month. the The NCCA, the country’s prime agency for the arts and culture, has been spearheading the celebration, initially with activities centering around the National Capital Region until they spread out to the regions. Currently, activities of the NCCA during NAM are held in different parts of the Philippines.
The different NAM activities of the NCCA were consolidated and given a certain format in 2007, coming up with the PAF. Now, the PAF is mainly comprised of the flagship projects of the seven committees of the NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts--architecture, cinema, dance, literature, music, theater and the visual arts.