TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATIONAL TOURS
Escuela Taller trainees participate in these out-of-campus activities, taking a short break from their on-the-job training projects, to develop their sense of camaraderie and improve social and communication skills. These activities are educational visit to heritage sites or natural sites where our trainees can familiarize oneself with Philippine history and appreciate its valuable connection with its immediate environment.
GUEST PROFESSOR PROGRAM
Learning from and sharing our knowledge and expertise with other international experts and national specialists, not just in the field of heritage conservation but in other areas related to the activities and operations of the school workshop, are essential for the capacity building strategy of Escuela Taller de Filipinas Team.
With this program, the Escuela Taller team has the opportunity to share and collaborate knowledge and experience with academic professionals, architects, engineers, designers, historians, conservators, artists, management and finance specialists, construction and safety specialists, guidance counselling experts, among others, who are invited our facilities and participate to various knowledge enhancement activities that will initiate exchange of best practices and expertise.
Some of the recent participants of this program have been Prof. Juan Ramón Jiménez Verdejo (University of Shiga, Japan), Prof.Toshikazu Hanazato (MIE University, Japan), Arch. Joaquín García Álvarez (Fundación Santa María la Real del Patrimonio Histórico, Spain), Arch. Florentino Gómez(Instituto de las Artes Escéncias y dela Música, Spain), Luis Pérez Ortiz (Illustrator, Spain) and Julio Capella (Architect and designer, Spain).
Career Advancement Services Program
This program is related to the initiatives that Escuela Taller de Filipinas is carrying out for the improvement of the job placement of Escuela Taller graduates.
The main objective of this program is to develop the Escuela Taller Products, items that our graduates can design and produce by themselves after a series of training sessions. Escuela Taller de Filipinas will provide them with the necessary skills related to entrepreneurship and the necessary design tools to enable them to start their own of livelihood.
Escuela Taller de Filipinas publishes bi-annually its own digital magazine. This magazine is an invitation to get closer to the tangible heritage field and how important its preservation is in cultural, social and economic terms.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PROGRAM
Escuela Taller de Filipinas wants to be an active agent on the tangible heritage arena with the aim of promoting the mission of its organization but also contributing to raise heritage awareness among Philippine society.
CONFERENCES & SEMINARS
“Skills Development in the Preservation of Wooden Structures in the Philippines: The Case of the Jesuit House 1730” Conference. Cebu, August, 2015.
This conference was a Escuela Taller de Filipina’s collaboration with the Japan Foundation, co-organized by the University of Shiga Prefecture in Japan, the Museo Parian Sugbo, and Aboitiz land, with the support of AECID and NCCA.
The five-day event was conceived as a venue to address and assess the current situation of heritage structures constructed with wood, and for the exchange of knowledge and ideas on various conservation methods. It was a meeting of great minds, and a convergence of dedicated conservation advocates.
ARTISTIC AND EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS
“Drawing the World, Drawing Manila” Project. November 2015.
Escuela Taller de Filipinas designed the heritage routes and was in charge of the logistics of the outings in the Manila as Phase of Drawing the World, a project organized by AECID and the Museo de ABC de Dibujo e Ilustración de Madrid that reached Manila as “Drawing Manila”, under the direction of the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines. This same project was experienced in Madrid, Guatemala, Mexico and Casablanca.
The aim of this international adventure was to bring together Spanish and local illustrators to share their knowledge and artistic approach to the cities through urban sketching. Some of the buildings sketched by the participants were San Agustin Church, Fort Santiago, El Hogar, Bahay Nakpil-Bautista and Boix House in Quiapo, Paco Park, Bellevue Theater,
Philam Life Building and Malate Church.
Escuela Taller de Filipinas has its own exhibit at the National Museum of the Philippines from June to September 2014 where the visitors could know the history of our organization as well as the projects and works made by our team and students.
We also organized the exhibits such us “Crafting traditions” at SM North Edsa Interior Design Center, 2013), “Homenaje” at Greenbelt 3 or an unusual nativity exhibit at Rustans.