Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Edson Cabalfin, PhD, is an educator, architect, designer, researcher, and historian. He is the newly appointed Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Tulane School of Architecture. In 2017-2018, he was the Curator of the Philippine Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018.
Cabalfin’s research focuses on intersections of architecture history and theory, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial theory, Southeast Asian studies, spatial justice, public interest design, and heritage conservation.
A licensed and registered architect in the Philippines, Edson also runs his design consultancy Talyer Kayumanggi/Brown Workshop, based in Cincinnati and Manila, with projects in architecture, interior design, set design, costume design, fashion design, exhibition design, graphic design, and design strategy in North America, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East in the last 25 years.