Accompanying our Mañosa and Beyond Architecture exhibit at the National Museum was a lecture series for students, architects and the public, given for free, which ran from February to May in 2017 at the National Museum Auditorium. Topics ranged from architecture and design, art and culture, textiles and other building material, and history, nationalism and nation-building. Among the lecturers were the three Mañosa siblings, Bambi Mañosa-Tanjutco, Gelo Mañosa, and Dino Mañosa, as well as National Commission for Culture and the Arts chair Jun de Leon, Art Historian Patrick Flores, Heritage Architect Gerard Lico, and Urban Planner Paulo Alcazaren.

Other speakers, all of whom promoted legacy and tradition were:

⦁ Edison Molanida of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts speaking on conservation and heritage sites
⦁ Leo Almeria, a renowned and distinguished Filipino interior designer
⦁ Rosario Encarnacion-Tan, a prolific architect of Filipino inspired structures
⦁ Markel Luna, speaking on Heritage Conservation
⦁ Michaela Rosette Santos focusing on Kapampangan Vernacular Architecture
⦁ Joey Ayala concentrating on Filipino Nationalism
⦁ Rino Fernandez, academician and multi-awarded author
⦁ Dan Lichauco, urban planner and recognized architect
⦁ Ino Manalo, historian, fictionist and illustrator
Medelin Singh, Bobby Manosa’s partner in fabricating and bringing to life his ideas on the use of indigenous materials
⦁ Christian Salandanan, a young, multi-awarded and productive architect
⦁ and Lenora Luisa Cabili, designer and entrepreneur promoting the work of indigenous people.

Tukod Foundation would like to thank its sponsors and partners in this lecture: Aurelio’s, PhilConch, Davies, FGU Builders, Inc., Timbermate – HMT Trading Corp., Matimco, Kenneth & Mock, Imatech Corp., MoveallInteriors, Philippine Wine Merchants, Euroasia, JRS Piping Services, Mariwasa, Focus Global Inc., Trend Specialist, Perfect Dimension Corp., Bryan Isaiah Trading Construction Inc., Decra Roofing System, Absolute Concrete Form Supply Co., AMC Trading, American Standard/ Grohe, Domingo Lagman Engineering Consultancy, ELC Consultancy & Mtg, The National Museum of the Philippines, and the National Commission.

We would like to extend special thanks to: Boysen Philippines, Tadeco Home, Cebu Fil Veneer Corp., Weida Philippines, Ed Yrezabal, Luis Intia, Joanna Lacson, Carmencita Lopez