THE MANILA WORKSHOP - JANUARY 2006
A Workshop Revisiting the Tondo Foreshore Projects in Manila
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING, MIT in collaboration with the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, and the NGO Gawad Kalinga.
January 7-22, 2006
SIGUS - Special Interest Group in Urban Settlement - MIT
Now 30 years later, the MIT/UST team revisited the original projects to explore whether the lessons of 1976 are still valid and that the approach still provides a viable housing strategy for the world’s urban poor. Architect ‘Nandy’ del la Paz was the UST coordinator. Extensive support throughout the 2-weeks was provided by the NGO Gawad Kalinga, guided by Tito Cajulis, and by staff of the National Housing Authority. Illac Diaz, a rising young entrepreneur in Manila and at MIT for focused advanced studies, was the key liaison between MIT and Manila.