The historic commercial district of Escolta functions as an inclusive access point and a living case study of how modern urban lifestyle affects our cultural heritage. As everyday stakeholders of Escolta and conceptualizers and former organizers of Escolta Block Party, The HUB Make Lab family questioned themselves:
“How do we make the appreciation of Philippine Heritage more meaningful and relatable to a broader audience? How do we bring the focus of people back to it and deepen its meaning to our audience at Escolta events?”
The end result is the PISTA NG PAMANA celebrations which is a heritage-first celebration that they plan to organise annually!
As heritage is enriched through a cycle of understanding, valuing, preserving and enjoyment, our community of makers and artists cultivate this cycle through exhibits, performances, screenings, talks and workshops.
After three years that the HUB Make Lab has opened, they are broadening the view beyond their neighbourhood. Their aim for PISTA NG PAMANA is to make celebrations in the neighbourhood more meaningful, educational, and to be a beacon for future generations, highlighting the importance of preserving our country’s tangible and intangible treasures. They believe that these will serve as the foundation for rebuilding and strengthening the Filipino spirit.
This celebration is a free public event which gathers experts and enthusiasts of different practices. It is a toast to the third anniversary of their maker community—HUB Make Lab, and a complement to the NCCA’s lineup of activities in museums, galleries, universities, and government institutions.
Celebrate with Escolta, the queen of Manila streets, and the HUB Make Lab as they close National Heritage Month in style – #letsshapeourculture, #letsmakeitmeaningful, and #letsmakeourhistory together!
Here’s the full Schedule of Activities
Monday, May 27: Lakbay at Litrato:Pag-alala sa Piangmulan [Photography & Walks]
Tuesday, May 28: Arkitektura at Disenyo: Haligi ng Pamana [Architecture & Design]
Wednesday, May 29: Paglilinang sa pamamagitan ng: Sining at Pamana [Art & Heritage]
Thursday, May 30: Kanlungan ng Pamana: Pelikula at Panitikan [Film & Literature]
Friday, May 31: Tagapagbuklod ng Pamana: Pagkain at Komunidad [Food & Community]
Saturday, June 1: Ipagdiwang and Stilo at Pamanang Pilipino sa Kalye Escolta: Magarbong Pagsasalo! [Fashion, Market & Party]
Sunday, June 2: Makabuluhang pagdiriwang at pag-alala sa ating Pamana: Musika at Yugyugan! [Market & Music]
Weeklong Activities & Exhibitions:
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