Design Week Philippines

is a a biannual multi-faceted platform that brings together creative visionaries from diverse background and disciplines in a series of programs and events that foster creativity and spur innovations.

For its October 2018 edition, DWP takes on the theme of a creative vortex as it gathers trailblazers, designers, makers, t/hinkerers, and creatives in a central interactive platform that complements the continuously expanding pool of ideas, best practices, breakthrough thinking processes, and collaborative networks that usher in trade opportunities in the Philippine design industry.

Rhea O. Matute, Executive Director of Design Center, expounds that the multi-city celebration of this edition’s Design Week Philippines is in support of the Philippines’ creative economy agenda. “Design Week Philippines wants to grow together with the increased presence of creative hubs in the country. Creative hubs, after all, are catalysts of innovation, driving inclusive growth in the creative economy and positive changes in cities. This DWP puts a focus on these hubs to support their initiatives and gain further traction as a building block of the creative ecosystem and training ground of future design leaders.”

“Design Center also plays the role of a central and mother hub or platform that nurtures creative and design communities, and matches their talents with appropriate business tools,” adds Matute.

From Intramuros to Extramuros Past celebrations of Design Week Philippines focused on Intramuros as its first ever Creative Environment, which successfully infused the creative spirit inside Manila’s historical district through collaborative projects between Design Center, Intramuros Administration and other government and cultural partners inside Intramuros. Now more than a cultural tourist destination, Intramuros is attracting various art and creative communities that highlight the district as a launching pad for their ideas and ventures.

With DWP highlighting three additional creative hubs, Matute emphasizes that the move is part of Design Week Philippines’ commitment to establish a viable intersection in the creative and business realm. The three creative and design landmarks aptly illustrate how business can be married with creativity and design.

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Design Talks motivate professionals and aspirants from the sphere of business, design, art, and other professions that seek to improve their way of thinking and leadership towards a positive change. This talk fosters a dialogue that encourages idea exchange, co-creation of solutions, and community building focused on designing a better life.

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Celebrating design and creativity with an electrifying lineup of activities mounted in various creative hubs and spaces across the metro, Creative Environment bridges collaboration among partners who share a common goal of promoting awareness and appreciation on design, creativity, arts, culture and heritage conservation.

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Promoting the country’s design and creative communities, 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.

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Sharpening the creative capability of Filipinos, Creative Workshops provide an interactive platform where participants get to make their hands and mind working through the given activities led by creative facilitators.

Schedule

13

OCTOBER

THE ALLEY AT KARRIVIN

Chino Roces Ave., Makati

Architecture and Interior Design Masterclass

SoFa Design Institute
Design Talks
02:00PM – 05:00PM

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS:
DESIGN MEETS LIFE

Design Center of the Philippines
x Kick Fire Kitchen
Design Talks
03:00PM – 05:00PM

SHOE DESIGN SPRINT

Zapateria
Creative Workshops
02:00PM – 06:00PM

OPEN HOUSE TOUR

The Alley at Karrivin Tenants/Showroom Owners
Creative Workshops
02:00PM – 06:00PM

13-21

OCTOBER

ASPACE GREENBELT

Legazpi Village, Makati

LOOK HERE: FEATURING WORK BY
WOMEN GRAPHICS DESIGNERS

By Communication Design
Association of the Philippines
Special Events
Exhibit opens at 6:00 PM

14-19

OCTOBER

MALINGAP CENTRAL

Diliman, Quezon City

CREATIVE ROUNDTABLE

(Paid Events)
14 October 2018
Design Talks
12:00PM – 05:00PM

MAKER MIXER

(by invitation)
Malingap Central
Special Events
12:00PM – 05:00PM

19-21

OCTOBER

WORLD TRADE CENTER

Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Pasay City

MANILA FAME

By Center for International
Trade Expositions and Missions
08:00AM – 07:00PM

20

OCTOBER

ROBINS DESIGN CENTER

Meralco Ave, San Antonio, Pasig

FURNITURE DESIGN MASTERCLASS

SoFa Design Institute
Design Talks
02:00PM – 04:00PM

DESIGN TALKS ON SUSTAINABLE
DESIGN LEADERSHIP

Design Center of the Philippines
x MUNI Community
Design Talks
02:00PM – 05:00PM

ANIMATION MASTERCLASS

Toon City Animation
Design Talks
04:30PM – 06:30PM

OPEN HOUSE TOUR

Robins Design Center
Showroom owners
Design Tours
02:00PM – Onwards

21

OCTOBER

INTRAMUROS

Instituto Cervantes-Intramuros
Calle Real, Plaza San Luis Complex
Manila City

INDOOR FILM SHOWING

Film Development Council of the Philippines
03:00PM – 09:00PM

Organized by:

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Co-organized by:

Event Partners

Creative Hub Partners

Brand Partners

Media Partners

Satelite Partners