Last fall, President Noynoy Aquino declared the third week of October and March Design Week Philippines. On the CITEM (Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions) website it explains:
A national celebration that fosters local and global awareness on the importance of creativity and design capability of the Filipino people. It aims to promote the Philippines as a design hub in Asia and a leading knowledge center in design, as well as a premier tourism destination in art, culture and heritage.I say amen to that.
Design Week is timed to coincide with the Manila FAME show, a trade fair showcasing exporters of furniture & furnishings, holiday & gifts, and fashion. Although I now no longer work in this industry, last month during the fair I went to say hello to my many participating friends.
Here inside the trade halls I found creativity in action, as art students painted murals on walls to depict "various popular facets of street life in the metropolis."
This is like no street life I've seen, but hey, we did say creative, right?
I'm linking with Monday Mural.