Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 61


What was Intramuros like during the colonial period? The feasibility and practicality of actual reconstruction work is arguable and full of challenges, but in the virtual realm the possibilities are endless. Join us as we digitally reconstruct pre-war Intramuros from the lens of an artist.

  • Guest speaker: Prince William Wico
  • Panel discussant: Erik Akpedonu
  • Moderator: Rancho Arcilla

About the guest speaker: Prince William Wico

Prince William Treyes Wico is an architecture graduate. He has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture, and as an emerging professional in heritage work promotes the importance of contemporary innovation in the treatment of historic fabric.

About the panel discussant: Erik Akpedonu

Erik Akpedonu teaches Art Appreciation/Architectural History and Philippine Colonial Art & Architecture at the Ateneo de Manila University. He studied Architecture at the Lippe University of Applied Sciences in Detmold, Germany. As Research Associate at the Ateneo`s Institute of Philippine Culture, Erik has been conducting extensive surveys of historic Filipino architecture in Bohol and in Metro Manila. He has published extensively on architecture, urbanism, culture, and heritage, and is co-author of Casa Boholana: Vintage Houses of Bohol (2011) and Endangered Splendor (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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Istilong Prayle: The Architectural Styles of the Five Colonial Religious Orders in the Philippines As Observed
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