Legarda, Guest Speaker at the Humboldt University, Discusses Piña Weaving

July 10, 2021

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda will be guest speaker at the online panel discussion organized by the Humboldt University Berlin titled Habi: Weaving Philippine Textiles Future, together with Dr. Analyn Salvador-Amores of the University of the Philippines Baguio. The online discussion will be held via zoom on July 14, 2021, 10-12:00 (Berlin) / 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. (Manila).

Prof. Dr. Salvador-Amores will give a talk on “Agabel Tayo! (Let’s Weave Textile Revitalization in the Philippine Cordillera,” while Deputy Speaker Legarda will share about “Piña Weaving and Embroidery in the Philippines.”

Those interested are enjoined to register at this link: https://hu-berlin.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5ckcumvqDIqE9ZBGLKXLnoinaMHiGbaTBy9

For further information on the talks, please visit: ps://fb.me/e/1ftLIxIdR

This event is supported by the Philippine Embassy in Berlin.

Advancing Philippine Studies at HU aims to advance and promote Philippine and Filipino/a/x studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and in Germany. The project is funded by a donation offered to the University through the Philippine Embassy in Berlin and supported by the Office of the Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda and the Philippine Embassy in Berlin. It is implemented with full academic, strategic, and operational control by the University.

About Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda:

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda has long been an advocate of cultural preservation. She has supported Schools of Living Traditions, sponsored the documentation of indigenous knowledge and traditional practices, and organized regional assemblies and the first national indigenous cultural summit that served as avenues for dialogues between indigenous peoples and various sectors of society. She has been engaged in efforts to revive the age-old tradition of weaving, creating the country’s first permanent textile gallery, Hibla ng Lahing Filipino at the National Museum; leading the launch of the Hibla Pavilion of Textiles and Weaves of the Philippines, which displayed different weaving traditions; and supporting the National Museum’s Lecture Series on Philippine Traditional Textiles and Indigenous Knowledge. Deputy Speaker Legarda also initiated the creation of the Museum’s Baybayin Gallery and Manlilikha ng Bayan Gallery. In the international sphere, she also supported the promotion of Philippine Studies abroad, namely at the School for Oriental and African Studies in London; the Ruhr and Humboldt Universities in Germany; the ISEAS Institute in Singapore, the New York University in New York; and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain.