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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.face­ no­ now. Fol­low us on Instagram at @no­ and Twit­ter at @no­lisoliph. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at no­[email protected] For ad­ver­tis­ing, email [email protected] This mag­a­zine was printed re­spon­si­bly us­ing re­cy­cled pa­pers with biodegrad­able inks.

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