The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The British Council has been running the programme, Crafting Futures, for several years now. Crafting Futures aims to foster economic and social empowerment through the development of creative social enterprise and design-led skills for artisans and designers, with a specific focus on promoting social innovation, fair and ethical collaborations, and an appreciation of cultural heritage. In Southeast Asia, the programme is currently active in Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar. By building on the UK’s expertise in social enterprise, cultural skills and design innovation, the programme fosters new collaborations and mutual learning among communities all over the world.
Founded in 1856, Plymouth College of Art is a specialist, independent art school offering a range of study across Art, Craft, Design and Digital – from BA (Hons) Degrees and MA to Extended Diplomas, Foundations and more. It is an art school run by artists and designers for artists and designers – a home to a dynamic, cross-disciplinary community of makers and thinkers for whom making is as important as reading and writing, and where the purpose of learning is inseparable from that of living one’s life. A close-knit community where artists, designers and makers combine to explore and experiment with processes and materials, both contemporary and traditional.
The Design Center of the Philippines is the country’s leading agency committed to cultivating a culture that thrives on creativity, value creation, and innovation.
Design Center’s efforts go beyond promoting the value of good design and onto inspiring creative industries to create human-centered products, services, and spaces that make an impact in the Philippines and in the world. From enhancing human experiences to enabling inclusive and sustainable economic growth, we ensure that design plays its role as a creative, strategic, and innovative tool for positive development.
The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) is the premier textile research and development arm of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). PTRI is mandated by Executive Order No. 128 to conduct applied research and development for the textile industry sector, undertake the transfer of completed researches to end-users or via linkage units of other government agencies, and provide technical services and training programs.
MUNI was born in 2012 from reflection on the impact of our everyday choices on our own well-being, our society and the environment. They were fuelled by the desire to grow a community to discuss issues and ideas with, and to draw hope from, feeling the need to share stories of individuals and organizations doing what they can, in their own capacity, and helping grow a culture of mindfulness towards a more liveable world. MUNI is powered by a small team with big hopes, and are supported by the contributions of creatives, academics, entrepreneurs and advocates from various disciplines and backgrounds.
MUNI contributes to creating a more mindful, liveable world by organizing learning and community-building events, producing original content, sharing resources on social media, and collaborating with like-minded organizations on projects that move sustainable development forward.
Quest Hotel and Conference Center, Cebu is a three-star hotel featuring 427 rooms and facilities such as a modern gym exclusive to hotel guests, swimming pools for both adults and kids, function rooms for corporate meetings and social gatherings like birthdays, debuts, wedding receptions and Christmas parties. Quest Cebu is the first Quest Hotel in the Philippines and combines the value of a premium budget hotel with unique and inspiring designs, creative hospitality concepts and state of the art technology.
It is the best option for travellers looking for affordability and style whether for business trips, family vacations and staycations.