The city has become just a little bit more awesome with the coming of Manila Design Week. Starting this Saturday August 8, the good folks over at Team Manila will be hosting a conference that will not only highlight the achievements of Manila's design culture but hopefully spur the city into its rightful place as one of the design and thought capitals of the region. I am honored to be part of the Design Dialogue which will be held next week. I, along with a few others hope to find a road map for the city's future. We will try to create a Manila-festo, so to speak. Hope to see you guys there. Don't call me for tickets though. Contact folks at the website. Only seventy slots available.
Wednesday August 12, 2009
4 p.m. - 7 p.m., MyCinema, Greenbelt 3, Makati
Presented by: adobo magazine
Executive Creative Director
"I AM NINOY"
McCann Worldgroup Philippines
"DESIGN IN ADVERTISING"
Executive Creative Director/Partner
TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno
"BRANDING A COUNTRY"
Chairman & Chief Creative Officer
"MANILA'S VISUAL CULTURE"
"MY POCKET MANILA"
CARLOS CELDRAN (panelist)
NEAL OSHIMA (images of the Philippines)
MDW and the Design Dialogue in a nutshell:
Design Dialogue: an intimate discussion between communicators on the subject of national identity, visual and otherwise. Design Dialogue is part of the week-long roster events ----exhibits, conferences, competitions and concerts--- for the first annual edition of Manila Design Week: the biggest graphic design festival the Philippines has ever seen.
In brief and in their own words: “We may be just designers, but we are the kind that come with a message. MDW uses graphic design as a vehicle to convey solid messages, and make them even more powerful. National identity, social responsibility, political activism… these concepts ring stronger when they are formulated in a compelling manner. MDW is not just about galvanizing the local design industry. It’s about moving people to action using the language we know best: good design.”
In keeping with this mission, Design Dialogue shall invite 70 of the country’s biggest movers, responsible for the best and most effective work in the media today.All of them necessary to achieve our objectives for Design Dialogue, and put them into practice in real, patent ways.
To showcase the best creative initiatives for social responsibility.
Made in the Philippines.
To figure out how we should brand and market ourselves internationally.
To create a manifesto aimed at forging our new “communication image.”
For the future.
Manila Design Week happens from 8 to 15, 2009, www.maniladesignweek.com.
Thanks houseblend.inksurge.com for the photo