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Spotlight City of Designs

The last few months of 2022 have been extremely hectic on the international conference circuit as COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in most of the world and delegates have been pumped up for their own version of revenge travel. From Singapore, to Lithuania to Scotland, Cebu’s reps have been actively participating in these fora and are busy percolating future collaborations with various stakeholders in these far-flung lands.

SINGAPORE, September 20-23, 2022

The last Singapore Design Week was in 2019 so this year’s edition was befittingly a major reboot and also gathered all the Southeast Asian UNESCO Cities of Design representing Bandung, Bangkok, Cebu, Hanoi and Singapore to not only experience the myriad of activities, exhibits and talks but also to percolate on future possibilities for cooperation.

Kicking off the week was an 8 hour symposium held at the historic Victoria Theater which brought thought leaders from around the world to share their experiences and visions around the theme “Agency for the Future.”  This event was curated by Paola Antonelli, the Design Director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Working sessions at the imposing National Design Centre of Singapore then followed and yielded many possible avenues of alignment and resource/knowledge exchange.  Tours