Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 55
Ancestral homes may continue as habitable spaces and heritage districts as interactive destinations and not merely as just repositories of old structures. Heritage conservation in localities comes from within and adaptive reuse practices are determined by how the present owners embrace the evolution of their families. Heritage conservation is a dynamic process. What’s constant are the tangible reminders and collective memory passed on from one generation to another.
- Guest speaker: Solomon Locsin
- Moderator: Rancho Arcilla
About the speaker: Solomon Locsin
Neil Solomon Lopez Locsin is a cultural worker. He grew up in the heritage city of Silay where he started his heritage and cultural work. He is currently the Chief Tourism Operations Officer of the Department of Tourism in Boracay Island, and is also presently the Chairperson and President of the Heritage Conservation Society (HCS). HCS is the prime mover and advocate for the preservation of Philippine built heritage, through advocacy and volunteerism, project implementation, education and information, to contribute toward the establishment of a Society that preserves and values its cultural heritage. •
Locsin has a BS in Marketing from La Salle-Bacolod and a Masters in Public Management from the Ateneo de Manila University. He was also a JICA scholar and earned his Certificate on Community Tourism Promotion in Akita Prefecture, Japan. •
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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