Anthology Festival, an annual architectural festival held by WTA Design & Studio on March 19-21, 2021. Different from previous years and adjusting to the current pandemic conditions, the Anthology Festival 2021 is transformed into a virtual event with free online accessibility through the Anthology Festival’s official Facebook page.
However, this virtual event’s concept still attracted every session that was held. The 6th Anthology Festival with the theme “Our City” brings several practitioners of architecture, city development, art, and education. The talks and discussions in this event became more diverse and came from many points of view. Even the panelists and speakers involved are from various countries in the world. From the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, to China..
Starting with some young architects on the first day, the Anthology Festival presents Benjee Mendoza (BAAD Studio) on the Scale Model Tour. Then, other young architects were also present at the Shelter Dialogues session. They discussed trends and social media among young architects. Then, the first day of the festival was closed with Anthology Talks with Martijn de Geus and Han Zhang (Maison H), as well as the announcement of the winner of the “Revamp: Our Jeep” competition.
The second day was also interesting. This time, it opened with the Scale Model Tour with Cathy Saldana (PDP Architects). In contrast to the previous day, the festival on March 20, 2021, consisted of two Anthology Sessions. First session with Jason Buensalido (Buensalido Architects) who shared how models help them in studying fluidity building designs. Then it was followed by the presence of lecturers from various countries who talked about the teaching process during the pandemic. Various panelists also attended the Shelter Dialogue. Here they believe that one of the things that make up a city is the people in it.