“People who know me have long accepted the fact about my love for the arts as an advocacy that I encourage every Filipino to take on and embrace.
Look around you and you’ll be surprised to see how every corner of your own space translates into a resounding statement about your sense of style and your individuality. Step out into the world and you’ll find even more compelling examples that make urban art more than just mere aesthetic elements. Beyond the awe-inspiring form of urban art structures, the main point that we can take away would be how we can all draw inspiration from these elaborate installations and the set of values they reflect and espouse.
Whenever the idea of urban art ideas that truly stand out is brought up in a conversation, one of the finest examples that come to mind is always The Book Stop Project by Arch. William Ti, the principal architect of WTA Architecture and Design Studio. A few months ago I had the opportunity to pick Architect Ti’s brains about this project—an exchange that made a significant impact on how socially relevant architectures become instrumental parts of our everyday lives.
The Book Stop champions the concept of a pop-up library and encourages the public to bring a book to leave on designated space and, in return, get to enjoy the company of another one that they could take home. “It is a way of bringing people together,” explained Ti, as featured in the same article by yours truly back in June last year. “Also, we’ve found out that the Book Stop has been helping kids get off the streets, even for just a little while.””