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>> Keeping heritage alive with art in the Philippines. Many of the capital Manila's cultural landmarks are crumbling and slated for demolition. But a band of sketch artist are hoping to draw attention and possibly save them.>> And we share the impression that we have on the scene. So hoping that strong feelings that we see we can impart it through a sketch.
>> Art enthusiasts with Urban Sketchers Philippines converge at the sites of dilapidated buildings like these once a month. The post their work on social media hoping to rally support or simply to capture them on paper. For some, it's more than just sentimental value.>> They can learn from heritage structures, the ingenuity behind the tropical designs that they implemented or structural system, the earthquake-proofness.
We'll lose all of these.>> The group can claim one success, the pre-war metropolitan theater. But while its renovation has begun, urban sketcher admit the process is often underfunded and too slow. For now they'll continue their crusade, protecting he past one sketch at a time