Artists, designers from abroad arriving in Cebu for Tropical Futures Forum

Artists and designers from all over the world will gather in Cebu City on September 13, 2019, to talk about how creativity and design can help make cities and communities better at the Tropical Futures Forum.

Artists, designers from abroad arriving in Cebu for Tropical Futures Forum | Cebu Finest

Artists, designers from abroad arriving in Cebu for Tropical Futures Forum

The forum that will happen in time for the celebration of the Cebu Design Week will feature 15 award-winning and world-class guests. They will be visiting the Queen City of the South to share their work that has influenced and impacted countries and neighborhoods.

“Most of it is about people’s work that has a lot of that do-it-yourself spirit,” said Mark Deutsch from Happy Garaje, organizer and speaker for the Tropical Futures Forum. “You know, the kind that just says, ‘I think this needs to be here so I would like to make it happen’.”

Aside from the talks, the Tropical Futures Forum will also feature a film screening of the movie, Kusama: Infinity by Yayoi Kusama from this year’s Design Film Festival, a portfolio review by Dan Matutina and Plus 63, and an all-women graphic design exhibit curated by graphic designer, Dang Sering.

“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,” Deutsch added.

To be held at The Company, Cebu IT Park, Lahug, the Tropical Futures Forum is a project made possible by the partnership of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Philippines, Tropical Futures Institute, Happy Garaje, The Company Cebu, PRWorks, Inc., and TechTalks.ph.

Artists, designers from abroad arriving in Cebu for Tropical Futures Forum | Cebu Finest

Nannette Arbon (DTI-7 Assistant Regional Director), Chris Fuusner (Desinger from New York and Singapore), and Mark Deutsch (Happy Garaje) during the press conference at The Company Cebu IT Park [Photo credit: Vernon Joseph Go of vernongo.com]

“Speakers from New York, Singapore, Manila, Tokyo, Yamagata, and of course, Cebu, will talk about their creative projects that address education, small and medium business challenges, film, music, art, and personal creative growth,” said Nannette Arbon, assistant regional director for DTI Region 7. “Don’t miss the chance to meet world-class creatives and learn from them by joining the Tropical Futures Forum.”

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Tickets are sold at ₱1900 for professionals and ₱1000 for students.

To register and to view the list of speakers, visit the Tropical Futures Forum official website today.

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