September 13, 2019
1 – 9 PM, The Company, Cebu IT PARK,
Cebu City Philippines
How does creativity play a role in making cities and communities better?
Let’s gather in Cebu City and talk about what we make as creative people.
Just in time for Cebu Design Week, we’ve invited some creatives that have been doing influential and impactful work – across countries or in their neighborhoods. Working with brands that help communities, starting their own non-profit organizations for focused impact, and doing research to make sense of it all. They are however, only 1/2 of the equation, we’d love for you to be there and make it a conversation.
I. SPEAKERS FROM NEAR AND FAR
Communication Designer from Manila, Philippines
Talk: Designing for Impact-driven organizations
Entrepreneur & Designer from Yamagata, Japan
Talk: Communication Design amidst a Volatile World
Designer & Illustrator from Manila, Philippines
Panel: Door to Asia, a residency for community-driven design projects
Artists and Designers from Cebu, Philippines
Talk: Design is Learning to look both ways
Designer, Gallerist & Design Researcher from New York and Singapore
Artist, Writer, & Designer from Manila
Founder, Pawn Press & Records Cebu
Talk: Bootstrapping creative events
Artist, Designer & Educator from Cebu
Artastic: Art Enrichment Program
Illustrator & Designer from Cebu City
The Power of Personal Projects
Anonymous (design studio) Singapore
A Design Film Festival
Musician and Filmmaker from Cebu
Talk: Mandaue Nights and My Other Musical Experiments
DTI-7 Assistant Regional Director
Community & Government
Designer from Osaka, Japan
Talk: My Design Journey
TROPICAL FUTURES FORUM SIDE EVENTS (SCHEDULES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON)
II. A DESIGN FILM FEST (7:30 PM, SEPT. 13)A Design Film Festival (DFF) was started by design studio, Anonymous, in 2010 in Singapore. The festival has since travelled to more than ten cities including New York, Portland, Bangkok and Seoul, and has seen over 100,000 attendees. In 2016, DFF was attended by a record 11,700 attendees in Singapore.
This year DFF founder Felix Ng will come to visit Cebu City and talk a little bit about his film festival and show a select movie from this year’s fest. (hint: dots)
III. PORTFOLIO REVIEWS WITH DAN MATUTINA & PLUS 63
Sign up to present your portfolio to a world-class creative. Get tips on how to make better work and present them in a professional way. Very limited slots as the reviews will be done in a separate room within the forum hours. Apply as soon as you pay.
IV. DOOR TO ASIA SHARING SESSIONS
Founded in the Tohoku region of Japan, Door To Asia is a Designers in Residence program that brings together designers from Asian countries to gather in a community for a period of time to solve the communication design problems of local companies and organizations. If you are a business or an organization with design obstacles, you may sign up to join in the orientation and get to present your challenges as a brand and how you might be able to participate in the DTA program in the future.
V. LOOK HERE EXHIBIT
A celebration of Filipina graphic designers. Look Here is curated by Dang Sering and puts a spotlight on the work of women and their contribution to the design economy.
What is the Tropical Futures Forum?
Most of it is about people’s work that has a lot of that do-it-yourself spirit. You know, the kind that just says, I think this needs to be here so I would like to make it happen.
A long time ago, we heard about this person who started a film festival by taking a projector around basketball courts and showing movies that way. That’s pretty cool. We never got to meet him though.
We met some other people that are kinda like him – like these Japanese guys who bring designers from Asian countries together and put them in some small towns to do design work for local businesses, this famous Tacloban-born illustrator who takes time off to help in the community, that dude who makes all the punk shows in our city, and that girl who put up her own art school on top of a burger place so that people of all ages can escape to make art when they need to.
We got lucky we met these folks. We’re happy we became friends. Now they’re all going to be hanging out in Cebu City this September. It would be great for you to meet them too.
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