There are four main types of slums found in Metro Manila; these are the communities in coastal, those located beside the highways, those who are beside the river and those who are beside the dumpsite or landfill. The main livelihoods in these areas are scavenging and scrap dealing with an income of 150 PHP to 250 PHP daily.
Payatas is a community beside a landfill with almost 200,000 residents where urban blight caused by – shanties, lack of sense of direction,…Read More
As of the latest, there are 65 million displaced people due to politics and natural calamities. It is one of the primary concerns of Germany to mitigate this problem so in partnership of Goethe Institut and SoFA Design Institute, they formed Designers United: Sheltering for Displaced Humanity, a competition for socially responsible design as a platform to raise awareness about the problem.
It is an interdisciplinary competition that aims to create housing prototypes to…Read More
The Present National Art Gallery is part of the four buildings of the National Museum Complex. The Gallery showcases the works of the National Artists as well as the contemporary artists of the country. The Art gallery was the former Legislative building until 2003 when it was renovated to be a museum.
During the holidays, it is perfect to see the museums in the Metro to educate ourselves as well as to have a digital detox. They are one jeepney away from each other and most of them have…Read More