The Philippine participation in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale through the collateral event “Time Space Exhibit” by the Global Art Affairs Foundation opens opportunities for our country’s architects to be in conversation with the rest of the world. The Philippine experience with Yolanda, captured and depicted vividly in Brillante Mendoza’s documentary, is a reflection of the potential of our country to influence and redefine architecture. I would like to personally thank Senator Loren Legarda for her support to this endeavor and for making this year’s participation possible. It is my hope that this will only be the beginning of the Philippines’ continuous participation in future events of the same nature.
– Danilo A. Silvestre, Head of PHL delegation, 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale