In this issue, we feature Arete, the new art hub in Ateneo: “The two contrasting buildings of Arete...[are] a purposeful structural comparison to the two sides of the brain: one sequenced, rational and linear, and the other imaginative, and unconventional.”
The same metaphor applies to Manila. While the city remains nonlinear and absurdly gridlocked, new business centers are attempting to map out a new mode of infrastructure.
But that is the charm (and bane) of this place we call home. As we seek to impose order, we find instead the city seeking ways to flourish despite the idiosyncrasies it’s steeped in.
Carlos Celdran, who is mounting the first Manila Biennale, represents a different kind of new. In our profile on Celdran, the distinction between the Biennale and the various art fairs is drawn: “The city itself would be the show, and the art presented within its walls is meant to act as a catalyst in rediscovering what has been lost over the decades to the culture of commerce.” Northern Living is published by Hinge Inquirer Publications. 4F Media Resource Plaza, Mola corner Pasong Tirad Streets, Barangay La Paz, Makati City. Visit www.facebook.com/ nolisoli.ph now. Follow us on Instagram at @nolisoli.ph and Twitter at @nolisoliph. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For advertising, email email@example.com. This magazine was printed responsibly using recycled papers with biodegradable inks.