This publication accompanies the exhibition Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City, the Philippine participation in the 15 th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The catalogue is composed of two books. The first book contains articles that were written by Paulo Alcazaren, Jeffrey Delfin Cobilla, Patrick Flores, Dominic Galicia, Tobias Guggenheimer, and Marian Pastor-Roces. The second book gives insight into the process of creating the various muhons of the artists and architects. It was edited by Maya Besa and the curatorial team, Juan Paolo de la Cruz, Sudarshan Khadka Jr., and Leandro Locsin, Jr.

This publication is produced and distributed by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.

Book 1
(A Distilled Essence-Defining a City in Flux)

Muhon - Traces of an adolescent city
Mega Manila - Tobias Guggenheimer
Photo by Marian Pastor Roces
Photo by Marian Greg Mayo
A Short History of Philippines Urbanism - Living on the edge

Book 2
(Imprints, Markers and Projects)

The Concept: Binhi
The Manila Mandarin Hotel
The Apparition and Capital
Architects / Artists
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