New York-based 99U will be launching 99U Local: Manila for the first time ever on September 16, 2015, 6 to 10pm at the Ayala Museum. 99U is hand-picking creative cities around the world and Manila is one of them.
There will be three short talks to inspire, move and make ideas happen, from 3 Manileños in various creative fields, including:
Pepe Diokno, internationally acclaimed filmmaker behind Engkwentro, which won the Lion of the Future - "Luigi de Laurentiis" Award and the Orizzonti Prize at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, among other accolades, and Above the Clouds, a Filipino-French co-production that premiered at the 2014 Tokyo Film Festival and was nominated Best Film at the 2014 Singapore Film Festival. He is also chairman of Epicmedia and editor-in-chief at Philippine Star SUPREME.
Tal de Guzman, founder and designer of Risque Designs, a homegrown footwear brand and manufacturing company that highlights Filipino craftsmanship in shoemaking, woodcarving and weaving, which regularly exhibits at Manila FAME, one of the Philippines' biggest design events, and has joined NY NOW in New York. She was also the sole Philippine delegate to the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards in 2013, held in Washington D.C.
Julia Nebrija, urban planner, arts, culture and mobility advocate, who first moved to the Philippines in 2008 as a Fulbright Scholar and returned in 2012 after finishing her Masters Degree in Urban Design from the City College of New York. She is the executive director of VivaManila, and chair of the Inclusive Mobility Network.
There will also be live performances by Reese Lansangan and crwn.
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