PGS Lecture Series 2022-08: Jasmin Callosa-Tarr on the visualisation of spatial data

It is said that Geographic Information System (GIS) organises, manages, visualises and models our datasets. GIS can also ‘transform a table of data into a lively artifact to be handled, studied, and challenged’ (Lund & Sinton, 2007). Outcomes from using GIS not only engages our communities, creates new insights but also integrates with other systems … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-08: Jasmin Callosa-Tarr on the visualisation of spatial data

PGS Lecture Series 2022-07: Juan Miguel Torres on photovoice

The political and social exclusion of women, children, older adults and persons with disabilities (PWDs) – especially the economically disenfranchised – has always been identified as a perennial problem in society. In the context of disaster risk reduction (DRR), the PWDs are among those crucially impacted by natural hazards and climate induced disasters. And yet … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-07: Juan Miguel Torres on photovoice

PGS Lecture Series 2022-06: Russel Andrade on urban biodiversity

The Philippine Geographical Society (PGS) is proud to present the midyear version of the PGS Lecture Series. UP Department of Geography alumnus Russel James Andrade who currently sits as Biodiversity Focal and Project Assistant and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat will give a talk entitled CitiesWithNature: The important role of subnational governments in the protection and … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-06: Russel Andrade on urban biodiversity

PGS Lecture Series 2022-05: Luigi Toda on vulnerabilities and resilience

Continuing with the goal of presenting applied geography undertakings in the Philippines, the Philippine Geographical Society is mounting the fifth PGS Lecture Series for the year. The talk is to be given by Luigi Toda entitled Measuring Vulnerability and Resilience. This lecture happens on Saturday, 28 May 2022 at 2:00PM. An alumnus of the UP … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-05: Luigi Toda on vulnerabilities and resilience

Geography Webbynar #6 (2021-2022) – Mylene T. De Guzman discusses how materialities expose unequal geographies during the pandemic

How can material implements during COVID-19 show unequal geographies through class, access to healthcare, and cultural responses to the pandemic?  For the third Geography Webbynar this 2nd semester (and sixth for the 2021-2022 academic year) sponsored by the UP Department of Geography, Prof Mylene T. De Guzman will present Living in a Material (Covid-19) World on Friday, 6 … More Geography Webbynar #6 (2021-2022) – Mylene T. De Guzman discusses how materialities expose unequal geographies during the pandemic

PGS Lecture Series 2022-04: Kathy Ilustre illuminates discusses digital geovisualization of data

Goodbye maps, hello apps? The advent of high speed wireless technologies created a generation of tech-savvy digital navigators. But does this signal the end of the use of maps? Digital maps are entrenched in the social fabric of this generation’s milieu in ways too various to specify. How do we make visible geospatial data in … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-04: Kathy Ilustre illuminates discusses digital geovisualization of data

Geography Webbynar #5 (2021-2022) – Adem Yulu talks about the recreational potential of Mount Ararat

The UP Department of Geography proudly presents the second Geography Webbynar for the second semester 2021-2022, happening on Monday, 28 March 2022 at 4:30PM. Asst Prof Dr Adem Yulu from the Department of Geography at Iğdır Üniversitesi will give a talk entitled Mountain Tourism: The Case of Mount Ararat. Located in the extreme eastern portion of Turkey, Mount Ararat not … More Geography Webbynar #5 (2021-2022) – Adem Yulu talks about the recreational potential of Mount Ararat

PGS Lecture Series 2022-03: Maria Carinnes Alejandria illuminates foods capes in estuarial ecosystems

Chronic food insecurity has defined the lived experiences of undocumented communities along the intersection of Manila Bay and Pasig River. Malnutrition primarily affects two vulnerable sectors—children and older adults—leading to other complicating diseases and missed life opportunities. For the second Philippine Geographical Society Lecture Series for 2022, Dr Maria Carinnes Alejandria will give a presentation Charting subaltern foodscapes: situating hunger … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-03: Maria Carinnes Alejandria illuminates foods capes in estuarial ecosystems

Geography Webbynar #4 (2021-2022) – Carlos Ortiz discusses the multilayered ways Japan is imagined

Oscar Wilde once remarked: “The whole of Japan is a pure invention. There is no such country, there are no such people. The Japanese people are simply a mode of style, an exquisite fancy of art.” While Wilde meant that Japan exists in the imagination, what is Japan to people: Myth or reality? Verity or … More Geography Webbynar #4 (2021-2022) – Carlos Ortiz discusses the multilayered ways Japan is imagined

PGS Lecture Series 2022-02: Grace Barretto-Tesoro discusses placemaking

For this semester’s first lecture series, the Philippine Geographical Society is proud to present Grace Barretto-Tesoro who will give a presentation entitled “Placemaking in Pinagbayanan”. The talk is taking place at 4:00PM on 28 February 2022 (Monday), via Zoom. Dr Barretto-Tesoro is associate professor at the University of the Philippines-Archaeological Studies Program. Her areas of … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-02: Grace Barretto-Tesoro discusses placemaking