MUHON: Traces of an Adolescent City
“THE BIG IDEA”
with LEANDRO Y. LOCSIN, JR.
and ALEXANDER DOMINIC A. MAYORALGO
November 11, 2017 (Saturday) at 2:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 1:30 p.m.
Museum admission fee (Php 100.00) includes the lecture, access to all museum galleries and a guided tour of the MUHON exhibition.
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“The Big Idea” is a highly informative but light-hearted lecture on the history, modernity, and legacy of Leandro V. Locsin’s architectural spirit. It enjoins the audience to traverse three fundamental threads of thought: “Where was Mr. Locsin’s place within modernity?”, “How is his legacy alive today?”, and “What is the value in what we (designers and architects) do?”
The lecture opens by presenting the audience with a multi-faceted narrative of the different phases of Leandro V. Locsin’s life, culminating in an exposition of his design process and quest for meaning in architecture. It then moves on to show case studies of recent LVLP projects that demonstrate how the current incarnation of his practice operates – continually striving to cultivate the seeds that he planted. Finally, it concludes by inviting the audience into the equation – reminding them of the rich value they give to society as designers, and the bigger picture of meaning and identity that is intrinsic in all of life.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
LEANDRO Y. LOCSIN, JR.
Having joined LVLP in 1990, Andy Locsin began serving as Administrator and Design Consultant to the firm in 1995. He has been responsible for helping the Partners establish governance policy, and serves as an internal critic and design consultant on the firm’s defining projects. He is tapped by the partnership as a presenter for the firm’s more complex and important work. He is also often at the forefront of the firm’s joint design efforts with allied collaborators, design partners, and consultants. He is involved in real estate concerns and a Trustee of several educational, environmental, and cultural organizations.
ALEXANDER DOMINIC A. MAYORALGO
Aldo Mayoralgo earned his BS Architecture degree from the University of the Philippines – Diliman in 2014. He graduated with the distinction of Outstanding Thesis, and ranked 11th in the June 2015 Architect Licensure Examination with a rating of 83.6%. He was absorbed into Leandro V. Locsin Partners as a working student in 2012, and currently holds the position of Senior Architect. In addition to the main project he handles – a luxury high rise mixed-use development, Aldo is one of the passionate stewards of the firm’s history and ethos. His fields of interest and research outside of architecture include philosophy, neuroscience, history, quantum theory, cognitive psychology and linguistics. He believes in the capacity of the design profession to engender human flourishing, and sees architecture as a subliminal structure that holds in it the rich story of progressive human moments.
*This Lecture Series is organized in conjunction with ‘MUHON: Traces of an Adolescent City’ Homecoming Exhibition, on view until December 29, 2017.