Artificial Intelligence to Collective Intelligence: B+Abble Returns This October

October 10, 2023



Rick Formalejo

One of the most anticipated events in architecture and design is back for another fun and insightful series of talks on contemporary design and arts. B+Abble, hosted by Buensalido+Architects, is set to hold this year’s festival in an in-person celebration on October 28, 2023, Saturday, at WhiteSpace Manila located at Don Chino Roces Extension in Makati City. 

B+Abble is a festival for architecture, art, and design enthusiasts organized by Buensalido + Architects
B+Abble, the much-anticipated series of talks on contemporary design and arts festival, is returning this coming October 28, 2023, Saturday.

This year’s theme is “Artificial Intelligence to Collective Intelligence.” With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its integration of AI Technologies into Architecture, Design, Arts and the Community, we strive to answer how this tool can affect, improve and/or assist in the design process and everyday life. Collective Intelligence (CI) refers to the shared knowledge, insights and problem-solving abilities that emerge from collaborative ideas through different means and sources. With this, the goal is to understand how AI can be integrated in achieving collective intelligence which can lead to more contextually appropriate and socially responsible design solutions.

This year, B+Abble will have a series of talks about the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Collective Intelligence
B+abbble this year will be celebrated with talks and panel discussions featuring local professionals from different fields. The event will also be graced by two unique performance artists and talents.

Joining the roster of speakers for this year’s B+Abble is Patrick Cabral, a well-known multimedia artist and designer recognized for his unique design approach through his artworks and recently with fashion. Known for his intricately crafted paper sculptures of animals; paper cutting, lettering and typography has helped him create exceptionally detailed art works. With his recent venture and experiment in fashion, he utilized AI programs such as Stable Diffusion and Midjourney to reimagine a modern Filipiniana concept. This has been recognized and shared by thousands of people in his attempt to inspire real world fashion designers. With his knowledge and experience in AI capabilities, we strive to learn how art can be expressed through various means and processes.

Patrick Cabral, one of the speakers for B+Abble's main event
One of this year’s B+Abble event main speakers is Patrick Cabral, a well known Multimedia Artist, who recently ventured in fashion by utilizing AI programs in his works.
Abi Mapua, one of the speakers for B+Abble's main event
Abi Mapua, one of the event’s main speakers, is the President and Co-founder of KindMind, an official partner at Kaospilot Experience Design. Her interdisciplinary practice exposed her to the key importance of grounding one’s work with the values of people as a powerful vehicle towards the design of desired futures.

The second main speaker for the event is Abi Mapua, the president and co-founder of KindMind, a Social Design and Innovation Laboratory dedicated to collaborating with enterprises, organizations, and institutions in crafting valuable services, initiatives and innovations that align with the triple bottom line of benefiting people, the planet, and prosperity. Their goal is to contribute to a more compassionate world where inclusivity and sustainability can be embraced as a way of life. She is also a partner at Kaospilot, an experience design program which assists in crafting purposeful and emotionally engaging experiences to influence people’s thoughts, emotions and actions. Equipped with a contemporary toolkit for comprehending, designing and delivering meaningful experiences, their goal is to make a lasting and positive difference in community and the environment.

Apart from the main speakers, this year’s B+Abble will also have a series panel discussions attended by diverse professionals and mediated by an interdisciplinary artist and an architect:

  • Architecture: Neil Bersabe of Ber Sab Arc Design Studio, Gerard Joson of Mongrel
  • Art: Patrick Cabral
  • Community: Patrick Kasingsing of Kanto & Brutalist Pilipinas
  • Data Scientist: Dominic Ligot of CirroLytix
  • Digital Marketing: Jao Bautista of Propel Manila
  • Graphic Design: Aj Dimarucot
  • Law: Greg Tiongco of Tiongco Siao Bello & Associates
  • Music & Law: Bob Ecarma
  • Psychology: Miguel Valdez of Mind You & Vanguard Assessment
  • Moderator: Diego Maranan Associate Professor of UP Open University, Aldrich Tan of UXPH
  • Performances: A II Z, Somatosonic

B+Abble is known as an avenue for learning and socializing through its series of talks. This year’s festival will assist and help all our B+Abblers in contributing positive change through contemporary design, innovation and progressive thinking solutions.

Registration is now available via or through Buensalido+Architects’ Facebook or Instagram. Ticket Prices are P600 for Students and P800 for Graduates and Professionals. Tickets include admission, coffee and snacks.

For inquiries, email Buensalido+Architects at [email protected], or send a message to Buensalido+Architects on Facebook or Instagram.

RELATED READ: B+Abble 2022 Recap: Sustainability Has Taken the Spotlight 

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