MANILA – Once a month, entrepreneurs and local artists gather in Escolta for a Saturday market in an attempt to bring back the lost glory of the once bustling neighborhood.
Marika Constantino, a co-director at 98B Collaboratory, said the Saturday market is both a venue for full-time artists to earn to help sustain their practice and a subtle response against consumerism and mass production.
“There’s no soul anymore when it comes to the things that we buy or the things that we are bombarded with. Everything is so commercial. So we thought, why not create a venue wherein the spirit of creating is still there and buyers are able to get to know the people who are creating these things,” she told ABS-CBNnews.com.
From "Johnny Depp-inspired" bracelets and G.I. Joe-themed Paquito Diaz prints, here’s a look at what you can find at 98B Collaboratory's Saturday x Future Market: