Galeria de Rojo


Blogging about social media use for community development in museums in 21st cenutry Philippine society. These are the things I learn from talking to people online and from volunteer work. Reblogs mean HEY LOOK AT THIS, or I AGREE, or CAN I ADD TO THAT?

Oh yeah, includes promo for upcoming and current museum events in Metro Manila.

Lifestyle news not included.

Updated 3x a day, every 12am, 9am, and 6pm.

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A staple reading for himay-himay mode, Coben’s Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities. #book #philippines #culture #indigenous #orality (Taken with Instagram)

A staple reading for himay-himay mode, Coben’s Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities. #book #philippines #culture #indigenous #orality (Taken with Instagram)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Goodbye, galeriaderojo!

galeriaderojo:

Hey all!

I’ll be killing this blog to focus on writing about indigenous peoples and cultural sustainability and development in another blog on Wordpress.

It’s been a good year with you all! But it’s time to move on. :)

My new site, The Step Beyond, is live (though still under development/ construction). I will write about cultural development, sustainability, preservation, and education in the Philippines in a broad sense, citing issues and news articles about indigenous peoples and urban development through cultural development. You see, I have this friend who sparked a little flame in my head recently and I got to thinking that maybe 1) I should migrate to WordPress already, and 2) it’s time to talk about real issues in heritage preservation (because cultural development is one “subcategory” in HP). If you have time to check out my new site, which will expand horizontally in a few months (adding other Philippine blogs or sites related to urban/cultural development/heritage preservation), please do. I’m still tinkering with the themes and what colors to use, and thinking of a list of things I’m planning to write/ experiences I’m about to invest on.

Why “The Step Beyond”? Many Manileños are aware that there is an “invisible” bubble encasing both the city and the minds of her people of what is happening outside, or even inside. It’s time to burst that bubble and step beyond the confines of materialistic and aggressive development, and see what cultural development can do for the urban body, mind, and spirit.

With other friends who are passionate as I am with regard to these issues, I’d like to also “step beyond” the comforts of blogging and make this into a cultural education project to promote heritage preservation, both of the city’s and of the mountain’s. Hopefully by next year something more concrete will pop up.

Anyway, if you’re looking for a less-serious but still serious side-blog, check out On Exhibit, which is a collection of events that I go to, and in which I try to fuse heritage and development. :)

I won’t delete this blog just yet because there are some posts I’m quite partial to. Plus I know there are people who refer to this blog for my writing samples.

With that, I hope to see you all on WordPress or Posterous! You can also add me on Twitter or Facebook should you feel we’ve had a connection in the past. Please bear with the profanities and metaphysical questions though.

*thumbs up* See you!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Goodbye, galeriaderojo!

Hey all!

I’ll be killing this blog to focus on writing about indigenous peoples and cultural sustainability and development in another blog on Wordpress.

It’s been a good year with you all! But it’s time to move on. :)

Hey all! The Metropolitan Museum of Manila will exhibit several sketches by world-renowned Chilean artist Claudio Bravo from September 19-October 20, 2012, in time with the National Day celebration in Chile. Bravo once visited the Philippines and considered his paintings in the country as his “most lucid paintings, because it was a different race –beautiful! …a different vision of the world and of light.” Wouldn’t you think so, too? :)We’re inviting all bloggers to come and celebrate a day at the MET with a FREE tour of the exhibit, to be given by Miss Tats Manahan, exhibit curator. Time and date are still to be announced, but we hope you can attend!
But wait, there’s more! If you’d like to attend, we are requesting everyone to register beforehand (like right now!). You can send your contact details or relay further inquiries to Ms. Fralynn Manalo - fralynnmanalo@metmuseum.ph - or call 208-1214. Thank you,Myta SantiagoMuseum Volunteer

Hey all! The Metropolitan Museum of Manila will exhibit several sketches by world-renowned Chilean artist Claudio Bravo from September 19-October 20, 2012, in time with the National Day celebration in Chile. 

Bravo once visited the Philippines and considered his paintings in the country as his “most lucid paintings, because it was a different race –beautiful! …a different vision of the world and of light.” Wouldn’t you think so, too? :)

We’re inviting all bloggers to come and celebrate a day at the MET with a FREE tour of the exhibit, to be given by Miss Tats Manahan, exhibit curator. Time and date are still to be announced, but we hope you can attend!


But wait, there’s more! If you’d like to attend, we are requesting everyone to register beforehand (like right now!). You can send your contact details or relay further inquiries to Ms. Fralynn Manalo - fralynnmanalo@metmuseum.ph - or call 208-1214. 

Thank you,

Myta Santiago
Museum Volunteer
I so want this book. (Taken with Instagram)

I so want this book. (Taken with Instagram)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
museumsandstuff:

museumsandthings: jumpsuitsandteleporters:
Museum Mondays

So what if it’s Monday? Instead of Manic Monday or Blue Monday, why not start the week with a little museum nerdiness. From here on out, let’s celebrate Museum Mondays. That said, I’m going to kick off this series with the International Council of Museums’s definition of a museum. And guess what? Apparently, there are at least 55,000 museums in the world! This includes all types — ranging from nonprofit arts organizations to natural history museums as well as historic sites and zoos. I love museums because of their potential for discovery. Why do YOU love museums? What do you like about them? Which museum do you visit the most and what for?

museumsandstuff:

museumsandthingsjumpsuitsandteleporters:

Museum Mondays

So what if it’s Monday? Instead of Manic Monday or Blue Monday, why not start the week with a little museum nerdiness. From here on out, let’s celebrate Museum Mondays. That said, I’m going to kick off this series with the International Council of Museums’s definition of a museum. And guess what? Apparently, there are at least 55,000 museums in the world! This includes all types — ranging from nonprofit arts organizations to natural history museums as well as historic sites and zoos. I love museums because of their potential for discovery. Why do YOU love museums? What do you like about them? Which museum do you visit the most and what for?

Monday, September 3, 2012

http://cultureandcommunities.ca/downloads/WP1-Culture-Sustainability.pdf

Traditionally, sustainability has largely been defined at the global and national level. Only recently has it

begun to be applied to cities and communities (Mitlan & Satterthwaite, 1994). This shift in focus is

reinforced, in part, through the adoption of sustainability frameworks and concerns by the community

development field. Parallel to this “local turn” has been a greater appreciation for culture as a significant

component of sustainability: this idea is thinly distributed but pervasive in the literature. Within the

community development field, cultural considerations often emerge through discussions about social

sustainability or community capital; in both contexts, culture is just now emerging as a topic of inquiry.

The pattern is similar: community sustainability continues to be most commonly seen as a way to

improve a community’s “well-being” in social, economic, and environmental terms, with culture

gradually forming a part of this vision.

This paper consists of three parts. First, it presents a brief overview of how sustainability and community

development inform emerging views of sustainable community development. The cultural threads

running through literature on sustainability and community development are highlighted, intertwined with

discussions on social sustainability and community capital, and informed by community cultural

development and eco-arts. Second, it outlines prevailing themes in the emerging cultural sustainability

literature. Third, it presents three models of sustainability that include culture as a significant component.

A brief chronology of key points in the co-evolution of thinking about sustainability, development, and

culture is presented in Appendix A.

apoetreflects:

“The only real influence I’ve ever had is myself.” —Edward Hopper

Hi all,
My apologies for not updating this blog lately. I’ve been busy and pretty much thinking on a lot of ideas. I’m actually running out of things to write about because the information I write about here has already been voiced out by other blogs, thus making myself redundant. While I love the idea and the projects involving museums, audience or community engagement, and social media (as this is my preferred career path), I would like to also start working on my advocacy in cultural sustainability and development for indigenous peoples in the Philippines.
I won’t blog as much as often as I did before. Social media has officially become a historical milestone in my life, and I have to jump off from this platform.

apoetreflects:

“The only real influence I’ve ever had is myself.” —Edward Hopper

Hi all,

My apologies for not updating this blog lately. I’ve been busy and pretty much thinking on a lot of ideas. I’m actually running out of things to write about because the information I write about here has already been voiced out by other blogs, thus making myself redundant. While I love the idea and the projects involving museums, audience or community engagement, and social media (as this is my preferred career path), I would like to also start working on my advocacy in cultural sustainability and development for indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

I won’t blog as much as often as I did before. Social media has officially become a historical milestone in my life, and I have to jump off from this platform.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fernando Amorsolo: Portait of an Artist as Historian

Hcaamorsolo

Ayala Museum ~ History Comes Alive! presents Fernando Amorsolo: Portait of an Artist as Historian - by Ambeth Ocampo

September 8, 2012 (Saturday), 3 pm
Ayala Museum
Ground Floor Lobby


P350 - Professionals, adults
P200 - Students, teachers, Ayala Museum membersFor inquiries, call 7577117 or email education@ayalamuseum.org.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lecture series day 2

This day has thus been enjoyable and fruitful so far. I’ll be writing about Phantom of the Opera and the Ramon Magsaysay Lecture Series Day 2.
 

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