What lies ahead for our cities? Will we be seeing sustainable cities when we recover from the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has drastically changed the way we live in and experience them?
A multidisciplinary panel of urban studies experts may help us unpack these questions at today’s online Aklatan All Filipino Book Fair, organized by Ateneo de Manila University.
Happening today at 9 a.m., the web forum, titled “Urban Spaces: Isolation, Inequalities, and Expectations,” features Remmon E. Barbaza (editor of “Making Sense of the City: Public Spaces in the Philippines”), Gary C. Devilles (author of “Sensing Manila”), Rebecca Tinio McKenna (author of “American Imperial Pastoral: The Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines”) and Michael D. Pante (author of “A Capital City at the Margins: Quezon City and Urbanization in the Twentieth-Century Philippines”) with Arnisson Andre C. Ortega (author of “Neoliberalizing Spaces in the Philippines: Suburbanization, Transnational Migration, and Dispossession”) as moderator.
You can purchase their books at: bit.ly/AteneoPress-Aklatan2020. Ateneo University Press has joined Aklatan 2020, the first all-Filipino online book fair going on till Aug. 18, organized by the Book Development Association of the Philippines, and going full-digital this year, is partnering with local e-commerce platform Shopee. Look for Ateneo University Press during Aklatan 2020 on Shopee’s mobile app or website. —LITO B. ZULUETA