Crisscrossings @ MATIC

CRISSCROSSINGS: Creative Convergence 2018 (#CCX2018) is a 3-day gathering to celebrate creative entrepreneurship, art, design, and maker culture in Cebu.


According to Tom Flemming Creative Consultancy, “Depending on how they are defined, the Creative Industries are estimated to represent anywhere from 3% to 12% of global GDP (all UNCTAD). The rapid growth of the sector originates from an increased demand for distinctive goods and services, including for leisure, in part an effect of the world’s expanding ‘middle-class’ and the increase in disposable income; as well as the expansion of digital technology which is opening up multiple new channels and platforms for contents storage, distribution and production. Although growth has slowed in some regions through the global economic crisis and subsequent downturn, overall the creative sector continues to grow. This growth is most pronounced in emergent economies and particularly in those with access to large markets, strong global connections, distinctive and productive cultural sectors, and rapid digitalisation; this is certainly the case in the Philippines. Even without the benefits of a coordinated mapping study, the Philippines’ creative industries sector is large, diverse, dynamic and growing. ” The presenters and partners of CRISSCROSSINGS 2018 believe that the Creative Industries can play a transformational role in driving local socio-economic growth and innovation within Cebu City and across the Philippines as a whole.


In 2008, Cebu City was recognized by the British Council as the Creative Capital of the Philippines and is currently a member of The Southeast Asian Creative Cities Network (SEACCN), a network for creative cities and clusters in Southeast Asia. This network includes representatives from the cities, agencies,specialists, experts, groups and communities. The initial members include George Town (Penang, Malaysia), Bandung (Indonesia), Cebu (Philippines), and Chiang Mai (Thailand). The network was informally founded in April 2014 in Chiang Mai and an MOU was signed in August 2014.

ABOUT Create Cebu

Create Cebu is a team of art-loving individuals who are passionate about urban revitalisation and reclamation, through art (in all its forms) and collaboration. Starting out as the art-executive arm of Youth for a Liveable Cebu, Create Cebu has since autonomously initiated and collaborated with different projects across industries, connecting individuals through the common passion of bettering the city we all live in. Its vision is to strengthen the Cebuano creative identity by building a brighter, more liveable Cebu where Cebuano history, identity, and a culture of creation and open expression thrive and are visibly alive in the city. It is headquartered at Crossroads Mall, Banilad, Cebu.

ABOUT Crossroads Cebu

Crossroads is a lifestyle district where things come alive through community and collaboration. Showcasing some of the best local brands that Cebu has to offer, Crossroads aims to highlight the vibrancy and creativity of the city. It is a place that invites people to gather, collaborate, and create community culture. For more information visit


Created under the Materials R&D Program, MATIC serves as a haven for product developers, designers, students, and a hub for Cebu’s creative community. MATIC serves as a repository of material swatches and resources; it is also a venue of inspiration for design industries, a link to materials and design experts, and access to technology suppliers. For more information visit



#CCX2018 is proudly presented by

Create CebuCrossroads CebuA SPACE CebuMATIC HUB


Sponsored by

DTI Cebu Provincial OfficeDepartment of Science and Technology VII,Cebu Landmasters, Inc.Abaca Baking CompanyBIG HOTELHenry’s ProfessionalUber


MATIC HUB events sponsored by

Spartan RaceMarco Polo Plaza Cebu


Special thanks to

Pop District BazaarThe Backbone Company22 Tango Records, GRID Magazine, Happy GarajeBeta OperationsIsland Girl Philippines, Sutukil Sauce, Queva by LOCA, Grid pad and creative campus

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