The National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Committee of Architecture and the Allied Arts launched the nationwide travelling design exhibit Loob at Labas: Talakayan at Pagpaparangya on January 12 at the University of the East-Caloocan.
Loob at Labas exhibit and lecture is composed of several components that highlight projects and initiatives on architecture and the arts and how these can be made accessible to the different sectors of the society.
“Laman + Loob: Sining Sa Loob Ng Bahay” is an upcycling project spearheaded by NCCA and Council of Interior Design Educators (CIDE) for communities devastated by natural disasters. Through this project, CIDE and NCCA aim provide inspiration and knowledge on upcycling materials into artistic and functional implements to raise awareness on environmental issues that continue to affect resettlement communities.
The Luntiang Barangay Landscape Design Workshop of the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects is joint project done by landscape architects and landscape architecture students with the residents of for Villa San Isidro of Rodriguez, Rizal.
Another component for the Loob at Labas exhibit is the Balay-Balay 3D Architecture Puzzles of Swito Design, which features the Maranao Torogan. The project aims to create an and promote cultural education through the puzzle toy that that would engage children in learning and appreciating Filipino architecture and encouraging the youth to take pride in their heritage.
The exhibit aims to inspire among the youth the desire to be a catalyst in uplifting communities in the Philippine society. After its UE showcase, LOOB at LABAS will be travelling to the University of Assumption San Fernando, Pampanga from Janary 22 to 27; onto University of San Carlos in Cebu City from February 9 to 13; and lastly at the Mindanao University of Science and Technology in Cagayan de Oro from February 16 to 20.
Aside from the travelling exhibit, Espasyo and Master Builders publication launch. Espasyo, pioneered in 2010, is a peer-reviewed journal created under the auspices of the National Committee on Architecture and the Allied Arts of the NCCA. The journal promotes the publication of architectural design research, with focus on project-based design research and associated discourses on Filipino spatial design. Master Builders is a video documentary series that features the most prominent architects, interior designers, urban planners and landscape architects and their influential and iconic works that defined the stylistic shifts in the 20th century.
Loob at Labas is produced and curated by Arkicamp Heritage Fil-Asia Inc., an organization that initiates community-based heritage projects and community development projects through volunteerism since 1993.
For more information, contact Architect Ed Castro of Arki Camp at 0926-2800182 or 0932-4193374.