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Kolektib Shared Spaces at the Cubao Expo

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Over the weekend, Kolektib officially opened at the Cubao X (formerly Marikina Shoe Expo) together with three other shops: Mogwai, Sputnik and White Box Gallery.

Being a part of Kolektib means having a commitment to two things: innovation and collaboration.
Composed of 36 individuals and groups from diverse professions, our members are some of the best in their respective fields.

They are passionate, creative and fueled by a desire to think and do things differently, never being content with just accepting things as they are.

They desire to share their ideas, interests and passions with each other and delight in the collaborative creation not just of works of art, but also of innovative products, services and ideas.

Kolektib provides the environment and the support services that our community needs.

Our support infrastructure includes regular classes and workshops in different fields for continuous learning, information technology services, gallery services, meeting space, storage and inventory management as well as administrative services ranging from accounting to assistance in securing business permits — anything and everything to make innovation and collaboration possible.[Kolektib]

Interviewing Gabe, JC, Bong, and Timmy, I learned more about how Kolektib is a shared space concept designed for people in the creative executions industry. Artists of all shapes and sizes can opt to rent one of 36 office spaces for around P1,000.00 a month (final price not yet released). In essence, Kolektib is a logistics accelerator (similar to how Mor.PH is a tech entrepreneurship accelerator) for artists and people in the creative industry who need a venue for meetings, exhibits, and a place to essentially park their business. They are given a virtual mailbox, lockers, and essentially the network needed to innovate the Philippine advertising and creatives industry.

Kolektib is loose Filipino slang for “collective.”

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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