PGS Lecture Series 2021-10: Jonathan Villasper on mapping birds

In the book Arctic Dreams (1986), written by nature writer Barry Lopez, he observed: “Birds tug at the mind and heart with a strange intensity.” This intense emotional pull of the avian species has, through the years, captivated poets and ornithologists, birdwatchers and cartographers. In ethno-ornithology literature, stories are told and narrated by local inhabitants of bird sightings … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-10: Jonathan Villasper on mapping birds

PGS Lecture Series 2021-09: John Ceffrey Eligue on vulnerabilities of the fisherfolk and farmer communities in Camotes islands

Disaster studies oftentimes focus on large-scale and macro-level physical and natural hazards and how environments are impacted in the aftermath of disasters. Fewer studies spotlight on what van Voorst et al (2015) term as “everyday hazards,” where human subjects’ experience and encounter with environmental stresses are given particular focus.  Sponsored by the Philippine Geographical Society (PGS) through … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-09: John Ceffrey Eligue on vulnerabilities of the fisherfolk and farmer communities in Camotes islands

PGS Lecture Series 2021-08: Juanito Berja on the prospects and potentials of food security in the Philippines

The issue of food security is as old as civil society itself. But is food security viable in the era of COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the Philippines? Prof. Juanito Berja, Jr. will discuss the feasibility and workability of the food security situation in the Philippines as well as identify key issues and potentials. It will … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-08: Juanito Berja on the prospects and potentials of food security in the Philippines

PGS Lecture Series 2021-07: Soledad Dalisay on the role of cultural memory in disaster risk resilience

“Disaster memory is a strong political process: it modifies the perceptions of inhabitants … in a powerful, emotional way,” said Antoine le Blanc in 2012. Maria Kyriakidou extends this cultural logic by implicating the power of uncomfortable memory, or as she says “… there is a moral hierarchy in the way viewers remember distant suffering … [and] constructed through … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-07: Soledad Dalisay on the role of cultural memory in disaster risk resilience

PGS Lecture Series 2021-06: Lou Angeli Ocampo on hazardscape in a mining district in Benguet

Hazardscape has been understood variously as the “physical susceptibility of a place and the vulnerability of human life” (Khan & Crozier 2009) and a “way of seeing that asserts power and as a socio-environmental space where the gaze of power is contested and struggled against to produce the lived reality of hazardous places” (Mustafa 2005). … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-06: Lou Angeli Ocampo on hazardscape in a mining district in Benguet

Geography Webbynar #7 (2020-2021) – Linda Quiquivix on geopolitical mapping of Palestine

How can a group of displaced Palestinians overcome cartographic erasures in their homeland amidst the Israel-Palestine conflict? How can willful and determined mapping aid in the refugees’ quest to assert their historical presence onto the disputed land? Finally, how can the geoweb (through Google Earth) serve as a battlefield in the conflict? For the 7th Geography … More Geography Webbynar #7 (2020-2021) – Linda Quiquivix on geopolitical mapping of Palestine

Geography Webbynar #6 (2020-2021) – Pavithra Vasudevan on environmental racism and racial capitalism

How does race intersect with environmental toxicities? What forms of resistance coalesce in an environment peopled with “unruly natures”? How is nature weaponised for anti-Blackness? For the second Geography Webbynar (formerly the Geography Brownbag Lecture Series) of the Second Semester A.Y. 2020-2021, the UP Department of Geography welcomes Dr Pavithra Vasudevan who will talk on An Intimate Inventory of Race … More Geography Webbynar #6 (2020-2021) – Pavithra Vasudevan on environmental racism and racial capitalism

PGS Lecture Series 2021-05: Michael Hawkins on the spatial politics of waiting among truck drivers in Port Area

We have had various experiences of waiting: in restaurants, for a friend or relative, for a love to blossom, to get vaccinated, for the pandemic to end, for social justice to happen for real. But what emotional labor and spatial politics are involved among truck drivers who are waiting in the Port Area?   Michael … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-05: Michael Hawkins on the spatial politics of waiting among truck drivers in Port Area

PGS Lecture Series 2021-04: Emmanuel Garcia on participatory 3D mapping and community management

In this Philippine Geographical Society (PGS) Lecture Series, PGS President Asst. Prof. Emmanuel Garcia, EnP discusses the role of Participatory 3-Dimensional Mapping (P3DM) in integrating indigenous and local geographical knowledge with data on topography to create stand-alone, scaled, and georeferenced 3D models useful in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM). Emmanuel Garcia is an assistant professor at … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-04: Emmanuel Garcia on participatory 3D mapping and community management

Geography Webbynar #5 (2020-2021) – Reidan Pawilen on cycling and safe spaces in the era of Covid19

For the first Geography Webbynar (formerly the Geography Brownbag Lecture Series) of the second semester 2020-2021, the UP Department of Geography welcomes back Reidan Pawilen who will give a lecture entitled Pedalling through the Pandemic: Rethinking Safe Spaces for the Cycling Community in the New Normal on March 24 (Wednesday) 2021 at 5:00PM. Reidan Pawilen is an assistant professor at the Department of Social … More Geography Webbynar #5 (2020-2021) – Reidan Pawilen on cycling and safe spaces in the era of Covid19