Sensing the City: Panel Discussion

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March 20, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Asian History / Studies, Local History, Social Sciences, Urban History / Studies

Sensing the City

A Panel Discussion on Recent Research on Philippine Cities and Spaces

College of Arts and Sciences, UA&P

CAS Research & Publications

March 30, 2022 2:30- 5:00 PM (Philippine Time)

Via Zoom

This panel aims to present the changing faces, phases, and facets of modern metropolises from intersecting perspectives culled from theory and practice in anthropology, sociology, history, and from the emerging field called urban humanities as an attempt to make sense of urban spaces, designs, imaginaries, spectacles, and specters. The drive towards urban regeneration, sustainability, disaster resilience, or inclusivity creates an imperative to interrogate our understanding of placemaking of the city and its variations from the capital, the global, the planned, to the imagined. Such initiative can be achieved by unpacking the lifeways and experiences of ordinary citizens who continuously shape the city as a place and space at the same time. To probe this issue further, six presenters will share their respective case studies and will engage the following questions:  

How do physical and social structures affect our mobility and condition our engagement with the City? How do decision-makers across levels of locality, scale, and time reimagine the City? How can transdisciplinary approaches enrich our understanding of the City?

These are some of the issues that this group of researchers from the University of Asia and the Pacific, College of Arts and Sciences, will confront. The event will create a forum to delve into the City as a complex space. 

The City within Walking Distance

“Manila, Interrupted: How closed systems keep our city dull”

Philip Peckson, Ph.D.

Mapping out an anthropology of walking” 

Carmita Eliza Icasiano, Ph.D.

 “A case study of Marikina city: Expanding urban knowledge production through transdisciplinary study”

Ma. Concepcion R. Lagos, Ph.D.

Reimagining the City Space

“Ang Proyektong City Beautiful Katambal ng Manila Carnival”

Moreal Camba, Ph.D. 

“Nayong Pilipino: Citizen-led Urban Regeneration”

Laya Boquiren Gonzales, Ph.D. 

“Building Disaster Resilience in Coastal Cities”

Philip Paje, Ph.D.


This event is free and open to all. 

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