Making Futures: Rethinking Craft Communities, Taking on Global Challenges positions the Philippines and Southeast Asia as an exciting region for approaches and ideas that other parts of the world may not have heard of. It also actively seeks to stimulate the formation of connections and networks that can lead to future partnerships.
You can find additional information about the conference’s sessions, featured exhibitions and speakers on this page.
Find all the programmes sessions for Making Futures Philippines here.
See the full list of speakers and presenters including their bios and profile pictures here.
Day 1: 6 March
10.00 – 11.00
11.00 – 12.00 Keynote 1: Making Leaders: Crafting Leadership Cultures, Amneh Shaikh-Farooqui, Senior Programme Adviser, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Institute (PK)
13.00 – 13.30 Guildcrafting for the maintenance of wisdom ecologies, Yegwa Ukpo, Founder, Newtype (NG)
13.30 – 14.00 Making Change: Weaving community resilience with sustainable fashion, Kamonnart Ongwandee, Country Coordinator, Fashion Revolution Thailand (TH)
14.00 – 14.30 Transformational leadership in design and crafts, Sudebi Thakurata, Co-Founder Depicentre and Faculty, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IN)
15.30 – 16.30 Keynote 2: Digital-Analogue Crafting, Tomas Diez, Director, Fab Lab Barcelona (SPN)
Day 2: 7 March
10.00 – 11.00
Keynote 3: Lifecycles of Material Worlds (Sustainability in Action), Cameron Tonkinwise, Director, Design Innovation Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney (AUS)
11.00 – 11.30 LESSTICS- Putting Value in single use plastics, Kenno Uy, CEO & Co-founder, Lesstics (PH)
12.30 – 13.00 The Wiki-Waste-Workshop / Waste it’s Mine it’s Yours, Stefano Santilli, Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton (UK)
13.00 – 13.30 Sustainability in Conflict: Crafting the Future of Junco Basketry, Santiago Alfaro, Consultant, British Council Peru (PE)
14.30 – 16.45 Bamboo 101: An Introduction to the Benefits of Bamboo, Joy Onozawa, Architect and Board Member, MATIC Hub (PH)
 Day 3: 8 March
10.00 – 11.00 Keynote 4: Craft As Social Enterprise, Kenza Oulaghada, Weaver and Artisan Leader, Anou
11.00 – 11.30  Cebu's Creative City Designation, Butch Carungay, MATIC Hub Board Member; UN DESA National Consultant for Cebu UNESCO City of Design initiatives
11.30 – 12.00 Spreading the Impact of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) x Design, Rebekah Cheng, Project Manager, Ishinomaki Laboratory (JP)
12.00 – 12.30 Craft for Empowerment in Pakistan – A Systems Approach into Manifested Structures, Processes, Values and Mind-sets, Gwendolyn Kulick, Associate Professor for Design Theory, Wuppertal University & German University Cairo (DE/EG)