The Geography Colloquium Series

The U.P. Department of Geography Colloquium Series is initiated by the Research Committee of the Department and aims to publicize the research endeavors of academic geographers, geography practitioners, civil society and others.

Colloquium logo by Pat Algura.

Second Semester, 2019-2020

 Sarah Raymundo, Center for International Studies, University of the Philippines-Diliman

Making Space for Indigenous Knowledge, Sustainabilities and Futures

Herman Kraft, Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines-Diliman

ASEAN and Southeast Asian Security: A Geopolitical Analysis

Boris Michel Ph.D. & Johann Braun, Ph.D., Institut für Geographie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Political Geographies and the Rise of Right-wing Politics and Populism in Germany

Aileen Salonga, Ph.D., Department of English & Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines-Diliman

Language + Space: A Linguistic Landscape Perspective


Aaron Vicencio, Department of Communication, Ateneo de Manila University

From Hearing to Listening, the Sounds of Nature: Sonic Geographies of Ateneo Wild


Fernand Francis Hermoso, Center for Social Responsibility, University of Asia & the Pacific

Where’s that Pokémon? Playful Mapping and Construction of Places in Games and Augmented Realities

First Semester, 2019-2020

Maria Celeste Hermida, Department of Geography, University of the Philippines-Diliman

Living Alone in the Philippines


Dominique Sasha Amorsolo, Department of Geography, University of the Philippines-Diliman

A Geo-Historical Tale of a River: The Case of the Lower Abra River

Chester Arcilla, Ph.D., Department of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines-Manila 

Home unmaking and re-making among the urban poor within neoliberalism

October 18, 2019

William Holden, Ph.D., Department of Geography/Environmental Science Program, University of Calgary

The Role of Geography in Counterinsurgency Warfare: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902

October 4, 2019

Reidan Pawilen, Department of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines-Los Baños

Rescaling the Nomosphere for Legal Geography Studies in the Philippines

September 27, 2019

Jake Cadag, PhD, Department of Geography, University of the Philippines-Diliman

Power, Prestige & Forgotten Values: A Disaster Studies Manifesto

September 11, 2019

Dylan Beatty, PhD (Cand.), Department of Geography & Environment University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; Fellow at East-West Center

Peace, Stability and Maritime Militias: Visions of China’s Role in Maritime Southeast Asia

August 29, 2019

Second Semester, 2018-2019

Mylene Hazel T. De Guzman, MSc., UP Diliman

Eating for the Gram: Exploring the Cyberfoodscapes of Batil Patung 

April 26, 2019


Pryor Placino, PhD (Cand.), Western Sydney University, Australia

Cracking the ‘Concrete Jungle’: Informal Aggregate Mining and Hidden Livelihoods 

April 25, 2019 


Andre Quiray, PhD (Cand.), UP Los Baños / UP Diliman

Mapping of Hand Weaving Communities in the Philippines: A Pilot Study of Kalibo, Aklan 

April 11, 2019


Sarah Wright, PhD, University of Newcastle, Australia

Weather Cultures Colonialism, Resistance, and Survivance 

April 1, 2019


Marion Micah Tinio, EnP, UP Diliman

Wasted Money? Our Role in Local Solid Waste Management 

March 7, 2019


Vanessa Joy Anacta, PhD, UP Diliman

Feeling Lost in Space? Investigating Verbal and Visual Route Descriptions for Effective Wayfinding  

February 23, 2019