For the first time since the merry month of May was dubbed National Heritage Month, the Heritage Conservation Society (HCS) has swung into the mood of things for National Heritage Month, organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and partnered with Far Eastern University (FEU) for an afternoon of learning, capped by a light hearted concert, a tribute to Broadway, at the university’s auditorium.
The heritage event, entitled, “Significance in the Details: Identifying Values in Heritage Sites and Structures” is comprised of two lectures and a highly informative walkabout talk through the 91- year old university.
The talks are sequenced in such a way that the audience will be taken from a basic understanding of the Heritage Law, ( The Significant Other: The Heritage Law Beyond Presumptions by HCS President, Atty. Mark Evidente) to a virtual experience ( The Relevance of Digital Scanning in Documenting Heritage Structures by Conrad Alampay, HCS trustee and President of Digiscript Inc.), and finally a tactile experiencing of structural details, with a walkabout led by FEU’s Director of the President’s Committee on Culture, Martin Lopez, as he points out the well-preserved Art Deco details of this 91 – year old declared heritage structure.
“As generations come and go, it is important to keep re-introducing the idea of heritage preservation and educating them on the value of our nation’s built heritage in relation to our country’s history,” explains HCS Chairperson Liliane Rejante Manahan. “These aren’t just old buildings. There is a significant memory attached to each of the structures. When a structure of significance is physically lost and replaced by something else, the landscape changes, the memory is lost, and all this generation will remember will be a watered down story represented by whatever stands in its place….perhaps a burger joint.”
“Significance in the Details” will be held at the PCC Center Studio, Far Eastern University on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1:30-5:00 p.m., followed by “A Toast to Broadway,” at the FEU Auditorium at 6 p.m.
Entrance fees: P400.00, inclusive of a light snack. Only 120 seats available.
Register online: https://goo.gl/forms/oiWhLrVh30Uuhq9h1