POW DOWN 2020 is a design forum born from POW-WOW, a series of informal art & design sharing sessions organized by POW Ideas from 2016-2018.
The inaugural design forum featured four panel speakers with diverse backgrounds ranging from fashion to culinary and projection mapping. They are Jack Gan (Pestle & Mortar), Adrien Kent & Suek Mei Chai (Studio Kanta), James Won (Enfin by James Won) and Abdul Shakir & Fariz Hanapiah (Filamen).
Themed “CLARITY,” the forum examines the speakers’ journey in striving for clearness in their body of works, how they desire to be seen and heard and why obscurity can blur boundaries in their creative process. The session featured presentations of their collection of works and processes, culminating into a discourse with two curated moderators – Nadirah Zakariya & Affendy Ali.
As an extension to the design forum, POW Ideas has produced a design zine, a collection of tote bags with Khoon Hooi and also a series of podcasts.