Dear Educators and Learners,
Welcome to San Ka Lulugar
“Saan KaLulugar: Creativity as the Catalyst for Recovery," led by the National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts highlights how places are changing in the new normal through webinars. The program mainly seeks to spread awareness and knowledge of creative planning and design innovations as instruments for recovery from the pandemic and other catastrophes.
In 2021, the celebration of art in the lives of Filipinos continues in the midst of a pandemic which has affected all sectors of humanity worldwide. The creative industry has been heavily hit by the negative impacts of lockdowns and quarantine directives but artists and cultural workers have continuously created and showcased works of art and performances that express hopes, anxieties, and the whole plethora of emotions that the pandemic has invoked.
In the same vein, architects, environmental planners, interior designers and landscape architects have rendered their expertise in designing and transforming public, civic, and private spaces in compliance with health protocols and as response to the new normal. How spaces are being used are dynamically being transformed with former living spaces now becoming work, production, and educational spaces all at the same time. This continuous reconfiguring of spaces provides for a robust conversation on how humans adjust and reshape their surroundings to thrive.
The National Committee on Architecture and the Allied Arts (NCAAA) conceptualized the flagship project, Saan Ka Lulugar (SKL): Conversations on Spaces in a Post Pandemic World and Creativity as the Catalyst for Recovery, a webinar series which aims to: a) increase awareness and knowledge of innovations in planning and design as a response to the pandemic and other natural hazards; b) increase the appreciation of Philippine Culture through the promotion of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and environmental planning; and c) promote culture-based and gender-responsive planning and design of public and private spaces in response to the new normal.
We invite planning and design professionals, academicians, students and the general public, both local and international to engage, in a conversation that will highlight how we have managed and reshaped our spaces, both interior and exterior, public and private to adapt to life in quarantine, a post pandemic world and coping with the natural hazards that our country constantly faces.
The NCAAA members,
L Arch. Zenaida C. Galingan, Head
Ar. Enp. Minerva C. Rosel, Vice Head I Enp. Bernadette A. David, Secretary I
IDr. Katherine Anne Correa, Asst. Secretary I IDr. Esmeralda W. Ayag I L Arch. Zayra Bulawan I Arch. Aida Cabang
Ar. Enp. Omar Maxwell Espina I Ar. Robert Benedict Hermoso I Ar. Enp. Chona Ponce I
Ar. Rommel Reyes I Ar. Sylvester Seno I Ar. Wilfredo Sy, Jr.