Text and photos by Arvee Gomez
Pursuing sustainable living has become a trend, with the BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle, etc.), Leave No Trace travel policy, metal straws, and villages made from eco-bricks making its voice heard across social media. Advocates stay true to this lifestyle by choosing to lessen their carbon footprints or the amount of carbon dioxide and its other compounds emitted with the burning and consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person or group.
Bringing to life one of their school’s Benedictine hallmarks, which is stewardship, St. Scholastica’s College’s senior Interior Design students incorporated it as their theme in the 18th Interior Design Graduation exhibit entitled “Viridescent: Reducing Carbon Footprint through Interior Design”, featuring the works of Elise Batungbacal, Narella Joyce Cabrera, Bianca Jeannelle Chan. Jeremie Anne Castro, Justine Nicole De Jesus, Jan Cel Felize Edra, Hazel Joyce Linog, Karla Grace Magsino, and Joana Louise Pahutan. Viridescent, an adjective meaning “green” or “becoming green” is entwined together with their personal undertaking to the challenge of commercial spaces, including hotel suite, creatives' office, child care facility, conference room, bar, massage or treatment room, school's reception area, and student lounge.
The public may see the VirIDescent exhibit for themselves on the 4th floor Fresco Area of Century City Mall-Makati from April 27 – May 7, 2017. Admission is free.