Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 29
For a historic and cultural landscape as significant Intramuros, the need to document its overarching statement of significance is crucial. As such, the Conservation Management Plan (CMP) of Intramuros was drafted to help develop the management strategy for Intramuros’ historic assets, including its monuments, and sites. It explains the significance of its cultural and historical properties and examines how any future use, management, alteration, or repair should be carried out in order to retain its significance. It informs how an important property is conserved and managed by establishing why it matters and what matters about it. Join us for another Intramuros Learning Session as we discuss the CMP of the Walled City of Intramuros.
- Guest speaker: Mark Evidente
- Panel discussants: Rene Escalante, Ph.D., Victorino Mapa Manalo, Reynaldo Lita, Edison Molanida, Tina Paterno, Oscar Medalla, Lally Medalla
- Moderator: Rancho Arcilla
About the Speaker: Mark Evidente
Mark Richard Evidente is both a lawyer and an environmental planner. He is President and CEO of TwoEco, Inc., a consulting firm that focuses on sustainable tourism development, preparing policy studies and development plans for national and local governments, communities, and developers. He also serves as President of the Heritage Conservation Society, and sits on the boards of the Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage Alliance, Philippine Green Building Initiative, and Clean Our Oceans Project, and on the Sustainability and Social Responsibility Committee of the Pacific Asia Travel Association.
He has taught and conducted research at the University of the Philippines and is currently working on a book on heritage and culture law. He finished his master’s degree in environmental law, policy and economics at Yale University, law and political science degrees at the University of the Philippines, and trained in heritage conservation with the Getty Institute.
About the Host: Rancho Arcilla
John Paul Escandor Arcilla, known professionally as Rancho Arcilla, is the author of the Intramuros Register of Styles (2021). He is currently the Chairperson of the Intramuros Technical Committee on Architectural Standards (TCAS). As TCAS Chairperson, Arcilla oversees the review of all development, including new constructions, in the Walled City. He is also a PhD student at the Tri-College of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. He has an MA in Philippine Studies from UP Diliman and a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Santo Tomas.
Arcilla specializes on colonial architecture. The architectural provisions of the Revised 2021 Implementing Rules and Regulations of Presidential Decree No. 1616, the main framework and legal instrument in the management of Intramuros District, is based on his MA thesis Walls within Walls the Architecture of Intramuros (2021).
About the Intramuros Learning Sessions
The Intramuros Learning Sessions (ILS) is the educational webinar series of the Intramuros Administration (IA). The IA is an attached national government agency under the Department of Tourism.
Topics are interdisciplinary and cover themes related to Intramuros and Manila studies, Philippine studies, as well as cultural heritage studies. Pursuant to IA’s charter, the ILS aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.
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