Design Week Philippines is a multi-faceted platform that brings together creative visionaries from diverse backgrounds and disciplines in a series of programs and events that celebrate design and artistry. It is a celebration of the arts and design aimed at fostering creativity and spurring innovations.

Positioning the Philippines as Asia’s design destination, Design Week Philippines fosters connections between creative industry practitioners and design enthusiasts in an interactive sharing of knowledge, ideas, and trends. It is a national agenda that nurtures the creativity and design capability of the Filipinos to usher in trade opportunities.

Casa Blanca, Intramuros, Manila | 9:00 AM – 12:00 NN | 14 April 2018

With the theme “Design to Thrive,” Design Talks feature honest conversations on personal and organizational stories of failures turned into triumphs and accomplishments that now contribute to a growing creative economy. The conversations aim to inspire professionals and aspirants from the sphere of business, design, art, and other industries to enhance their way of thinking towards to a positive change.

Jodee Aguillon

Executive Director, Pineapple Lab

Lenora “Len” Cabili

Founder, Filip+Inna

Dan Matutina

Founder, Plus63 Design Co.

Ar. Angelo Ray “Arts” Serrano

Founder, One Zero Design Co.

Ligaya Gasataya

Founder, ManilaForKids

Creative Environment provides an interactive platform of activities and workshops where participants get their hands and mind working.

Outdoor Night Film Showing

Plaza Moriones, Intramuros, Manila

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Loy Arcenas’ “Ang Larawan”

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Avid Liongoren’s “Saving Sally”
Casa Blanca, Intramuros, Manila 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Creative Leadership Workshop by Acceler8 Coworking   Plaza Moriones, Intramuros, Manila 1:00-5:00 PM Baybayin Writing Workshop Baybayin Henna Tattoo Session Basic Silk screen Printing Workshop (Bring your own shirt!) Live Sketching Session   2:00 – 6:00 PM Air Dry Clay Making Workshop Wire Art Making Workshop
iMake History Fortress, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM LEGO Architecture Model Workshop
Plaza Moriones, Intramuros, Manila 1:00-5:00 PM Poetry Making Workshop Smartphone Film making workshop Kite making and kite flying activity Face painting activity   6:00 – 10:00 PM KATHA: Tula x Sayaw Performances
Casa Blanca, Intramuros, Manila 1:00-4:00 PM Travel Journaling Workshop with Abbey Sy

Design Tours spotlights different arts & community spaces, museums, galleries, markets, as well as culture and heritage centered establishments that are collaboratively regenerated/developed/founded by individual practitioners from diverse backgrounds to make it a contemporary place for people. 

Featured Destinations

  • Casa Manila
  • Destileria Limtuaco
  • Fort Santiago
  • iMake History Fortress Architecture
  • Escuela Taller de Filipinas
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES 10:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday-Sunday Free Admission METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF MANILA 10:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Saturday 10% discount, Free Admission on Tuesday MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AND DESIGN 10:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday-Friday and 10:00am-2:00pm, Saturday Free AYALA MUSEUM 9:00am – 6:00pm, Tuesday-Sunday 20% discount ART IN ISLAND 9:30am – 9:30pm, Tuesday-Sunday 20% discount
PINEAPPLE LAB 11:00am-8:00pm, Tuesday-Sunday VINYL ON VINYL 12:00nn-7:00pm, Tuesday – Saturday MONO8 GALLERY 1:00pm-7:00pm, Tuesday- Saturday
FUTURE MARKET 413 Escolta St., Mezzanine Level, First United Building BGC ART MART 26th corner 9th Avenue, BGC Taguig City SAVE SAN SEBASTIAN BASILICA TOUR April 14, Saturday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
April 21, Saturday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm 20% discount
FUTURE MARKET 98B COLLABoratory Escolta, Manila 8 PM – 10 PM RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE – MANILA Goethe Institut – Philippinen Cinematheque Center Manila 5 PM – 9 PM   THIS IS US: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY THROUGH THE LOCAL EYES Acceler8 Coworking & Juan Portrait Paseo, Makati 7 PM – 10 PM MONTY PYHTON’S SPAMALOT BGC Arts Center BGC, Taguig 8 PM – 10 PM BGC ART MART BGC Arts Center BGC, Taguig 8 PM – 10 PM RUBBER STAMP CARVING WORKSHOP Art in Island Cubao, Quezon City 11 AM – 7 PM RUBBER STAMP CARVING WORKSHOP Art in Island Cubao, Quezon City 11 AM – 7 PM WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT WORKSHOP Art in Island Cubao, Quezon City 11 AM – 7 PM
14 – 22 April OTTOMONDI Pineapple Lab Poblacion, Makati City 6 PM – 10 PM
THE 8LETTERS LITFEST Jess and Pat’s Café, Maginhawa, Quezon City 2 PM – 6 PM
3-DAY UX CERTIFICATION BOOTCAMP On – Off Group The Penbrothers, Makati City 1 PM – 6 PM
17 – 19 April CREATIVE ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME British Council and PTTC Philippine Trade Training Center, Pasay City 9 AM – 5 PM
GLUG CREATIVE SOCIALS ASpace Philippines _STUDIO Fort, BGC, Taguig 6 PM – 11 PM
HOW TO INNOVATE USING DESIGN THINKING On – Off Group The Penbrothers, Makati City 1 PM – 6 PM EUREKA SERIES: POBLACION RE-IMAGINED Dulo MNL & Acceler8 Coworking Paseo, Makati 3 PM – 10 PM
MANILA FAME DTI – CITEM World Trade Center, Pasay 8 AM – 9 PM
SERVICE AS THE SECRET SAUCE Kick Fire Kitchen Ortigas Foundation Library, Pasig 8 AM – 9 PM ST’ART STEAM: WORKSHOP FOR KIDS Manila For Kids Ayala Museum, Makati City 2 PM – 5:30 PM TOURS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN BASILICA San Sebastian Basilica Conservation San Sebastian Church, Quiapo, Manila 3 PM – 4:30 PM ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP Art in Island and The CreaTEEv Shop Art in Island, Cubao, Quezon City 11 AM – 7 PM WATERCOLOR CALLIGRAPHY AND LETTERING WORKSHOP Art in Island Cubao, Quezon City 11 AM – 7 PM 22 April SOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL Duque Event Production Services Filinvest Tent, Alabang 9 AM – 9 PM

The workshops

LEGO Architecture Model Workshop
20-21 April 2018 LEGO Architecture Model Workshop Design Center of the Philippines x Felta Multi-media Inc. TIME: 10:00PM – 12:00PM VENUE: iMake History Fortress, Fort Santiago, Manila FACILITATOR: Felta Multi-media Inc.
Face Painting (Art Booth)
21 April 2018 Face Painting (Art Booth) Design Center of the Philippines x NCCA  TIME: 2:00PM – 6:00PM VENUE: Plaza Moriones, Intramuros, Manila FACILITATOR: Guhit Pinas Chapter
Kite Making & Kite Flying
21 April 2018 Kite Making & Kite Flying Design Center of the Philippines x NCCA TIME: 2:00PM – 6:00PM VENUE: Plaza Moriones, Intramuros, Manila FACILITATOR: Jericho Hanova
Poetry Making
21 April 2018 Poetry Making Design Center of the Philippines  TIME: 2:00PM – 5:00PM VENUE: Plaza Moriones, Intramuros, Manila FACILITATOR: Allan Popa
Smartphone Film Making
21 April 2018 Smartphone Film Making Design Center of the Philippines x NCCA TIME: 2:00PM – 6:00PM VENUE: Plaza Moriones, Intramuros, Manila FACILITATOR: Jericho Catacutan
Outdoor Film Showing: Saving Sally
22 April 2018 Outdoor Film Showing: Saving Sally Design Center of the Philippines x FDCP SCHEDULE: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM VENUE: Plaza Moriones, Intramuros, Manila