Designer: Thian Rodriguez Photographer: Mark Neto Diaz
How can a country so often betrayed by the elements cling to the utopian dream? Centred on the concept of reversals, 'Utopian U-Turns' presents an uplifting insight into the ways young designers from the Philippines are combating global forces with creative endurance. Having no firm assurance that an ideal world will one day prevail, they reverse and set out again in new and experimental directions. Trading on cultural traditions, storytelling and family expertise – and reinterpreting them for the contemporary world – these designers know that even small triumphs will further the journey.
Designers include: Jared Servano, Maco Custodio, Micki Olaguer, Thian Rodriguez
Curated by: Marian Pastor Roces & Judy Freya Sibayan, TAO Management Corp.
Exhibition design by: TAO Management Corp.
Organised by: Department of Trade and Industry, Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions
Supported by: Embassy of the Philippines, London, United Kingdom, Philippine Trade and Investment Centre, London