International Guest: Francis Sollano | 1 nov - 3 nov
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 @ Various times | Multiple venues
Francis Sollano is an acclaimed Filipino trashion and installations artist known for his contemporary takes on upcycling garbage into wearable art and converting decaying landscapes to lush urban spaces. Co-founder of Youth for a Livable Cebu, he hopes to bring the movement to an international platform, advocating for sustainable practices and livability in various communities.
TUESDAY 1 NOVEMBER
3pm – 5pm
YOUTH WORKSHOP WITH FRANCIS SOLLANO @ WODEN YOUTH CENTRE
29 Callam St, Woden
A two hour graffiti inspired workshop offered by Francis Sollano to young people serviced by Woden Youth Centre. It builds on Francis’s work in social and cultural development with his organisation Youth for a Livable Cebu in the Philippines.
WEDNESDAY 2 NOVEMBER
6pm – 7:30pm
RADFORD COLLEGE & DESIGN CANBERRA CREATIVE @ RADFORD COLLEGE
1 College St, Bruce
This is an opportunity for young Canberrans to become inspired for a career in the design arts, as special invited guests provide a glimpse into their journey towards success in creative industries.
Radford College will host the event, and speakers will include Francis Sollano and Calvin Luk, a young, Australian car designer for BMW based in Germany, who achieved a dream to design for BMW.
Open to high school students by invitation
THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER
12pm – 3pm
TRASHION WORKSHOP @ DESIGN CANBERRA CITY ACTIVATION
City walk between Bible house and The Green Shed Underground
Francis Sollano’s drop in workshop, where members of the public will get tactile making design objects from recycled materials, will be a part of a Design Canberra city activation pop-up near to Tiny’s Green Shed in Garema Place.
THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER
RECLAIM EXHIBITION OPENING @ CRAFT ACT
Level 1 North Building / 180 London Circuit, Canberra
Francis Sollano will speak at the opening of the Reclaim exhibition, featuring designer-makers who have risen to the challenge of presenting high end, functional and wearable objects created from waste materials.