Deco Manileño: Art Deco in Manila (Online Event)
The Art Deco Society of New York’s series of web-based illustrated talks inspired by our Destination DecoTM travel program continues with an exciting virtual “visit” to Manila––a remarkable Southeast Asian city whose architecture dramatically changed when the Art Deco aesthetic spread to Manila while a U.S. territory in the early twentieth century.
On this virtual tour we’ll visit Manila’s remarkably rich, though largely unknown, collection of Deco architecture, including theaters, schools, sport facilities, funerary mausoleums, and so much more!
Our host, Ivan Man Dy, author and expert in the region’s unique Art Deco past, will explore the origins, history, architecture, and culture that shaped the early modern lifestyle in this tropical, Far-eastern city from the 1930’s until after the end of the Second World War.
He’ll introduce us to the Filipino architects––many of whom attended Western universities––who embraced the Art Deco style and introduced it to the Philippine capital, where it flourished and thrived.
You won’t want to miss this exciting international exploration. Get your ticket today!
Even though this event is online, it will include a live PowerPoint—with wonderful images that you will be able to see directly on your computer screen, tablet, or mobile device––as well as a Q&A session with participants.
Can’t join us at the time of the live program? No problem! Those who sign up for the event will receive a recording of the entire program a few days after the live presentation––which you can watch at a time more convenient for you.
About the Speakers:
Ivan Man Dy is a cultural and tourism professional and founder of the specialist tour outfit Old Manila Walks who has led thousands of participants on thematic historical walks around the city’s historic neighborhoods since 2005. He serves as board of trustee with the Manila-based Heritage Conservation Society as well as several other cultural organizations. He attended the World Art Deco Congress in Shanghai in 2015 and established the online community Art Deco Philippines. His book, Deco Filipino: Art Deco Heritage in the Philippines, was released in February 2020.
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