2nd Annual Intramuros Young Scholars Conference: Intramuros: A Heritage of Resilience

In its almost half a millennia of existence Intramuros has proven its resilience as a heritage district. Its walls and fortifications as well as its streets and open spaces, along with San Agustin and the Manila Cathedral all bear witness to centuries of continuous human habitation that had given rise to an equally resilient nation that continues to thrive despite the passing of natural and man-made disasters.

The 2nd Annual Young Scholars Conference served as a venue where the youth and young professionals and researchers shared their studies on Intramuros and its heritage of resilience. It featured a total of seven selected undergraduate and masters level theses in the span of two days, and was entirely staged online. The conference was open to the public free of charge, and everyone was invited to attend and participate.

11-12 December 2020. Via Zoom.


Day 1

Day 2


Presentation 1

Toyohashi University of Technology

Paper Presented: Spanish Colonial City Planning in the Philippines: A Case Study on the Effects of the Laws of the Indies in the Urban Formation of Intramuros in Manila

About the speaker: Ariel Panadero is a licensed architect and researcher. He has a Masters in Engineering in Urban Planning and Design (2020) from the Toyohashi University of Technology as well as a BS in Architecture (2014) from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. He previously worked as a research assistant at Toyohashi, and as a design architect at Arksen Design.

Presentation 2

University of the Philippines Mindanao

Paper Presented: Reinterpreting Dissonant Heritage, Resisting Subalternity, & Reconstructing Post- colonial Identities: Post- colonial heritage adjustment of Spanish colonial heritage in Intramuros.

About the speaker: Luigie Lursh Almojano is a researcher. He earned his MA in Euroculture (2020) as an Erasmus Mundus scholar from the Università degli Studi di Udine (home university) and the Université de Strasbourg (host university). His BA in Anthropology (Magna Cum Laude) was earned from the University of the Philippines Diliman (2016).

Presentation 3

University of the Philippines Diliman

Paper Presented: Kritikal na Pagsusuri sa Casa Manila at Museo de Intramuros bilang Imahe ng Intramuros (1981-2020)

About the speaker: Kinah Praise Baguan earned her BA in Art Studies (Cum Laude) from the University of the Philippines Diliman (2020). As a student at the university she was an intern at the UP Vargas Museum and has at one point served as a volunteer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is at present a curator and writer at R Gallery.

Presentation 4

Colegio de San Juan de Letran

Paper Presented: Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of San Agustin Church In Intramuros –Manila Using Fragility Curves

About the speaker: Ar-ar Jambalos earned his BS in Civil Engineering (2020) from the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila. While a student at Letran he was an intern at the Department of Public Works and Highways under the Construction Division.

Presentation 5

Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Paper Presented: La Muni: Creative Hub Enhancing Workplace for Future Workforce through Generation Z Suitable Architecture

About the speaker:

Praise Diokno earned her BS in Architecture (2020) from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. She was formerly an intern at the Intramuros Administration and at the San Sebastian Basilica Conservation and Development Foundation Inc. while a student at the university.

Presentation 6

Lyceum of the Philippines University

Paper Presented: Creating Experiences Within the Walls of Intramuros: An Assessment of the Tourism Transportation in Intramuros

About the speaker: Ian Keith Robles earned his BS in International Hospitality Management Major in Cruise Line Operation and Hotel Services (2020) from the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU). As a student at LPU he was a member in many school organizations, including the Environmental Society Organization, the Pandayan Sa Wika at Panitik, and the LPU Kasarian.

Presentation 7

Lyceum of the Philippines University

Paper Presented: Within Intramuros: A Perceived Safety and Security of Tourist in Intramuros, Manila

About the speaker: Lalaine Macaraeg-Pratt earned her BS in International Hospitality Management Major in Cruise Line Operation and Hotel Services (2020) from the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU), and was a consistent Dean’s Lister while at the university.

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