HOLISTIC HABITATION

Cluster 1

Facilitated by: College of Architecture, School of Urban and Regional Planning, and College of Engineering

SPEAKERS

MS. ANA PATRICIA NON   Founder

DR. DAVID LEONIDES T. YAP                                     Director

ASST. PROF. MARIA FAITH Y. VARONA
Assistant Professor

DR. DEOCEL HAROLD M. AQUINO
Assistant Professor and Deputy Director 

PROF. MARIE EDRALINE B. BELGA
Assistant Professor

DR. GRACE RAMOS
Dean

DR. HUSSEIN S. LIDASAN
Dean

AMILAH S. RODIL
Urban Planner and Architect

THERESSE JULIA
Architect

Various approaches have been proposed to address the issue of housing and healthy communities in the Philippines. Filipinos have often expressed their dream of owning a house in a safe and healthy community. However, other issues such as poverty and disaster often affects this aspiration. The Designed and Built Environment discipline has been attempting to develop a framework for habitation that integrates equitability, empowered community, and sustainable technology and practices.

The course aims to give an insight on the current status of housing and communities in the Philippines, particularly those in the more vulnerable situations. Confronted by issues of poverty and constant threats of flooding, typhoon, and fire, many of these residents are struggling to provide a good quality of life for their family. Students are invited to participate in a conversation on how this issue can be re-examined in a fresh perspective, taking off from their own experiences and insight. At the end of the course, interdisciplinary approaches may be proposed that is reflective of the community’s dream, humane in perspective, and future-proofed.