DTI – Design Center of the Philippines Mindanao Leg of the Philippine Design Gene RTD was proudly hosted by Philippine Women’s College of Davao Hub for Industry 4.0 (CHi+), a DOST-funded TBI, together with the Center for Innovation and Social Ventures (CISV). PWC was honored to host the event on the school’s year-long 70th Anniversary.
The roundtable discussion is part of the project that prepares the groundwork for a significant publication on DCP’s 50th Founding Anniversary. The project seeks to draw on the design and research experiences of designers, academe, cultural industry leaders, and systems architects to describe what might be called the Philippine Design Gene. It is a medley of qualities that consistently appear in all design projects, whether to produce objects or intangible outcomes, across time, from the archaeologically understood past to the cybernetically-encompassed present. The project hopes that the insight, data, and body of knowledge gathered through the project will stimulate design practices in the coming decades that can influence inclusive analytic strategies for the future.
Curated by Marian Pastor Roces and moderated by Abi Mapua and Zy Santillan, the RTD engaged some of Mindanao’s most exciting and consequential designers and thinkers.
Furniture and Jewelry designer Ann Pamintuan
Visual Artists Dinky Munda Jr. Victor Secuya Dr. Abraham Ambo Garcia Jr Barba Brenda Wilfred Dexter Tanedo
Tadeco Home’s Jaime Brias and Maricris Floirendo Brias
Fashion Designer Emi-Alexander Englis
Textile Designer Salika Samad
Pupetter and sculptor Carlito Camahalan Amalla
Filmmaker Vic Acedillo, Jr.
Graphics Designer Marion Descallar
Architect Gloryrose Dy Metilla