While the outside world used to provide us
with avenues to relax and unwind, the new norm we are currently facing has
subjected us to a repetitive routine that leaves most of us emotionally
Although it is important to keep a vigilant eye on what is happening with the rest of the world, it is also equally important to search out silver linings for our own mental and emotional well-being.
0917 recognizes the inherent need of its users to feel productive, while staying #SafeAtHome. To help foster a creative and engaging environment for Filipinos, 0917 in partnership with Globe Studios and Wonder, is launching Creative Xchange—a series of online classes and talks that viewers can stream from the comfort of their homes.
Scheduled to run from May 5 to May 8, Creative Xchange will feature workshops and discussions to keep creativity flowing. There will also be a talk on stress management, to give viewers moments to reflect and check up on their emotional health and well-being.
“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,” said Beng Ochoa, Acting Head, 0917. “Through Creative Xchange, people will have the opportunity to learn alongside others and regain their momentum to stay productive.”
Speakers and experts from the different industries will each hold a creative session to talk about their passions and expertise on a range of topics from art and film to self-care and mental health. This will be followed by Q&A to allow viewers to interact with the speakers.
For the schedule of events: fashion designer – Carl Jan Cruz, will talk about “Creation in Fashion and Fashion Design” on May 5; followed by a discussion of “Film and Video Content” on May 6, led by the award-winning director – Jade Castro. On May 7, world-renowned graphic designer and illustrator – AJ Dimarucot, will share his insights on “Creativity in Uncertainty”; while life and corporate coach – Kimi Lu, will talk about “Managing Stress and Anxiety through Creative Visualization,” on May 8. The series will be hosted by Quark Henares, an award-winning digital content creator and the head of Globe Studios, and Sarah Santiago, Business Head and Editor of digital platform for youth culture Wonder.ph.
Interested participants can choose which workshop or talk they would like to attend by registering at https://globe.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__Oixng8VSXuULZgbtWCFaw. A link and password will be provided via email after registration.