Sustainability and adaptive reuse is called for in interior design, curation, and construction. Asst. Prof. Mary Ann Venturina-Bulanadi, a faculty member of the UST College of Fine Arts and Design and Research Fellow of the UST Research Center for Culture, Arts, and Humanities, conducted two lecture-workshops held in Vigan and in Bulacan on the adaptive reuse of Historic Interior Spaces. 

The two lecture-workshops titled “The Legacy Continues: Curating a Sustainable Adaptive Reuse of Heritage Houses in Vigan” and “Caring for Adaptively Reused Home” were presented at the University of Northern Philippines, Vigan and Pambansang Museo ng Baliwag (Lumang Munisipyo), Bulacan.  

The first lecture-workshop was held on September 30, 2019 hosted by the University of Northern Philippines College of Fine Arts and Design in cooperation with the Junior Chamber International (Candon Gold-Leaf Chapter) and the United Architects of the Philippines (Ylocos-Vigan Chapter). Bulanadi spoke before UNP College of Fine Arts and Design students. 

The second lecture-workshop, held on October 22, 2019, was hosted by the Pambansang Museo ng Baliwag and Museo ni Mariano Ponce in honor of the Museum and Galleries Month 2019. 

Taking roots from her dissertation and research publications, both lectures highlighted the pressing need for sustainability and the principles of adaptive reuse in the curation and preservation of historic interior spaces.