CURRICULUM VITAE

Edson G. Cabalfin, Ph.D.
 

Born 1973, Manila, Philippines

Works and lives in Cincinnati, OH, USA

edson.cabalfin@gmail.com

Education

 

2012 

Ph.D. in History of Architecture and Urban Development

Cornell University

 

2003

Master of Science in Architecture

University of Cincinnati

 

2001

Master of Architecture

University of the Philippines

 

1996

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

University of the Philippines

 

 

Experience

 

2020 to present

Professor of Practice in Design Thinking

Director of the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Program

School of Architecture

Tulane University

 

2017 to 2018

Curator, Philippine Pavilion

16th Venice Architecture Biennale

2017

Consultant

Village Life Outreach Project

2017, 2007

Instructor,

Department of Design and Environmental Analysis

College of Human Ecology

Cornell University

2016 to 2018

Faculty Research Fellow/Project Leader

Live Well Collaborative

2016 to 2020

Coordinator, Interior Design Program

School of Architecture and Interior Design

University of Cincinnati

 

2015 to 2020

Associate Professor

School of Architecture and Interior Design

University of Cincinnati

2009 to 2015

Assistant Professor

School of Architecture and Interior Design

University of Cincinnati

2007 to 2009

Senior Design Architect

Cadiz International

Manila and Dubai

1998 to 2001

Teaching Associate

College of Architecture

University of the Philippines

1996 to 1998

Design Associate/Associate Architect

D.A. Silvestre + Associates

1990 to present

Principal/Designer

Talyer Kayumanggi / Brown Workshop

 

 

Grants & Awards

2017 to 2018

Curatorship, Philippine Pavilion

16th Venice Architecture Biennale

National Commission for Culture and the Arts

2017

Faculty Excellence Award,

University of the Cincinnati

2014

Outstanding Junior Faculty Award,

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

University of Cincinnati

2013

Finalist,

Curtains Competitition

Center for American Architecture and Design

University of Texas at Austin

2013

Awardee, 55 Design Heroes and Mentors of the Philippines, BluPrint Magazine

2013

Finalist, Humanities Category

International Convention of Asia Scholars

Ph.D. Thesis Prize

2006

Society of Architectural Historians Junior Annual Meeting Fellowship

2003 to 2007

Sage Graduate Fellowship

Cornell University

2001 to 2003

Fulbright Fellowship

U.S. Department of State

Skills

 

Critical Thinking

Design Thinking

Human-Centered Design

Design Strategy

Spatial Design

Strategic Planning

Historical Analysis and Interpretation

Design Research

Information Management

Project Management

Visual Communication

Verbal Presentation

Written Communication

 

 

Publications

 

2020

"Bahay Kubo as Iconography: Representing the Vernacular in Postwar Architecture in the Philippines" in Fabrications: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians - Australia and New Zealand, Vol. 30, No. 1 (London: Taylor and Francis)

 

2018

"The City Who Had Two Navels", Official Catalogue of the Philippine Pavilion,

16th Venice Architecture Biennale, editor (Manila/Venice: National Commission for Culture and the Arts)

2017

“Postcolonial Identity Politics and Philippine Pavilions in International Expositions, 1958-1992” in Asia, Expos and Human History, edited by Mayuko Sano (Kyoto, Japan: International Research Center for Japanese Studies)

2016

“Conquest and Resistance: Intersections of Colonialism and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Philippine Architectures” in Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture, No. 13 (Singapore: National University of Singapore)

2015

"What Kids Should Know About Filipino Architecture" (Manila: Adarna Books)

2015

“Nasyonalismo at Arkitekturang Filipino (Nationalism and Filipino Architecture)” in Kritikal na Espasyo sa Kulturang Popular (Critical Spaces in Popular Culture), edited by Roland Tolentino and Gary Deviles (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press)

2015

“Rampa: Dynamics of Queer Space and Sex Work at Quezon Memorial Circle, Philippines” in Ways of Queering, Ways of Seeing, edited by Jillian Cox and Jo Grez (Oxford, UK: Inter-disciplinary Press)

2015

“Allure of the Native: Representing Philippine Vernacular Architecture in International Expositions, 1887-1998” in Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Paper Series, Vol. 258  (Berkeley, CA: International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, IASTE)

2015

“Condensing the Country: Identity Politics in the Design of the Nayong Pilipino (Philippine Village) and the1998 Expo Pilipino” in Espasyo: Journal of Philippine Architecture and Allied Arts, Vol. 1, No. 6 (Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts)

2014

The Politics of Nation in the Urban Form of Informal Settlements in Quezon City, Philippines” in Reading the Architecture of Underprivileged Classes, edited by Nnamdi Elleh, (London: Ashgate Press)

2010

“The Other’s Other: Self-Exoticism and National Identity in Postcolonial Philippine Architectures, 1946-1998” in Espasyo: Journal of Philippine Architecture and Allied Arts, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2010)

2006

“Modernizing the Native: The Vernacular and the Nation in Philippine Modern Architectures” in DOCOMOMO Journal, No. 43, (Paris, France: DOCOMOMO – International Working Party on the Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement, March 2006)

 

2003

“Mala-Baklang Espasyo sa Arkitekturang Filipino: Estetika, Morpolohiya, Konteksto (Bakla-like Spaces in Filipino Architecture: Aesthetics, Morphology, Context)” in Tabi-Tabi sa Pagsasantanbi: Critical Notes by Lesbians and Gays on the Arts, Culture and Language, edited by Eugene Evasco, Roselle Pineda and Rommel Rodriguez (Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press)

2003

“Intersections, Representations and Exoticism: Reconfiguring the Historiography of Philippine Art Deco Architecture” in Bulawan: Journal on Philippine Culture and the Arts, No. 8 (Manila: National Commission for Culture and the Arts)

© 2020 by Edson Cabalfin for Talyer Kayumanggi  |  Brown Workshop