MANILA -- A series of online classes and talks has been launched this week in an effort to foster a creative and engaging environment for Filipinos amid the coronavirus-induced quarantine.
Creative Xchange, an initiative by 0917 in partnership with Globe Studios and Wonder, features speakers and experts on a range of topics, from art and film to self-care and mental health.
It kicked off on Tuesday with a talk on "Creation in Fashion and Fashion Design" by designer Carl Jan Cruz.
Below are the sessions lined up for the rest of the week:
* May 6, 5 p.m - "Film and Video Content" by award-winning director Jade Castro
* May 7, 5 p.m. - "Creativity in Uncertainty" by world-renowned graphic designer and illustrator AJ Dimarucot, will share his insights on
* May 8, 5 p.m. - "Managing Stress and Anxiety through Creative Visualization" by life and corporate coach Kimi Lu
The series is hosted by digital content creator and Globe Studios head Quark Henares and Sarah Santiago, business head and editor of the youth culture platform Wonder.
"With the extended lockdown, more Filipinos have become restless and uninspired given the lack of social interaction. At 0917, we want to provide an outlet for anyone seeking a creative refuge within their homes, to help them cope during times of isolation," Beng Ochoa, acting head of 0917, said in a statement.
"Through Creative Xchange, people will have the opportunity to learn alongside others and regain their momentum to stay productive," Ochoa added.
Interested participants may register here.