NDC October 2020: Next Gen



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Date and Time

01 Oct - 31 Oct 2020

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM



Event Fee



While we commemorate past successes and laud current achievements, let's not forget to celebrate our very own young and emerging designers, who are instrumental in shaping Singapore's future. This month, we shine the spotlight on our next generation's creative and original works, while providing them with opportunities to connect with industry leaders and peers.

PLAY! Tomorrow's Tropical Cities Exhibition
Duration: 2 October - 31 October 2020, 9.00am - 9.00pm daily
Venue: Design Gallery 1, Level 1

Exploring the concept of ‘Play’ in the context of the future tropical metropolis, the "PLAY! Tomorrow’s Tropical Cities" exhibition features innovative ideas of next-generation designers from around the region and beyond. It is a response to the disruptions of emerging digital technology on our cities. As global conditions remain unpredictable, it is even more essential for us to explore the role of 'play' in building resilient societies.

Find out more here.

PLAY! Tomorrow's Tropical Cities: Virtual Tour and Dialogue 
Date/Time: 10 October 2020, 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Embark on an interactive guided tour of the PLAY! Tomorrow's Tropical Cities' exhibition and get insights into the creative ideas behind the project! Also hear from the exhibition curators Syafiq Jubri and Nicole Teh, both from the DSG Associates Network, and presenting studios/creatives No-To-Scale (Malaysia), SAMPO (Japan), Jonathan Ng, Yeo Ker Siang, Rebekah Elza Ong Lin and Zen Teh. 

Find out more here.

Next Gen Architects and Researchers: Applying New Methods And Tools to the Making of Future High-Density Liveable Cities
Date/Time: 13 October 2020, 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Future high-density liveable cities will require new integrated planning and design strategies that acknowledge the spatial complexity of their systems and networks. Cities generate increasing amounts of data and new technologies are able to uncover hidden trends to represent activities and interdependencies in cities. Join Srilalitha Gopalakrishnan and Ajaykumar Manivannan to explore how the next generation of architects and researchers are leveraging various tools, techniques and methods to inform the future of our urban built environment.

Find out more here.

Navigating the Pandemic: Your Career in Design
Date/Time: 20 October 2020, 6pm - 7.30pm

Stay relevant. Seize opportunities. Start planning for your career in design now! Calling all young professionals and students from design and non-design disciplines to join us in this important webinar – if you want to survive and thrive in the post-pandemic world. Hear from Jeff Cheong (Tribal Worldwide Asia/DDB Group Singapore), Chooake Wongwattanasilpa (DBS Bank), Ryan Han (Wildlife Reserves Singapore), and Praise Mok (ROHEI Corporation) on how the design profession is transforming and learn how you can equip yourself with transdisciplinary skills that are in demand in the new economy.

Find out more here.

Design IdeasWorthDoing Series
Date/Time: 22 October 2020, 11.00am - 12.30pm and 29 October 2020, 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Inspired by the late Dr. Milton Tan, Founding Executive Director of Dsg, join us for a series of two panel discussions that explore where ideas come from, how do we generate more and how to build culture and creative cities. Internationally-renowned speakers and local next-gen emerging designers will share their knowledge and perspectives, and exchange ideas and challenges experienced across generations and design disciplines. The exciting speaker line-up includes Eames Demetrios (grandson of design legends Charles and Ray Eames), Mark Wee (Dsg), Ryan Tan (OuterEdit), Tiffany Loy (textile artist), Paul Bennett (IDEO), Richard Hassell (WOHA), Ziqq Rafit (Design Says Hello) and Dave Lim (TEDxSingapore).

Find out more here.

Field Trip to Redhill - Archifest 2020 Edition
Date/Time: 24 October, 10.00am - 12.00pm

Go on a virtual field trip to Redhill, and uncover design secrets, green thumbs and stories hidden beneath its vernacular! Through a mix of guided and spontaneous wanderings, uncover the design of everyday life and community-shared spaces in this bizarre, fun and collective way, revealing the uncommon beauty of common things around us. 

Find out more here.

Making, Measuring, Moving: Designing During Uncertainty
Date/Time: 31 October 2020, 11.00am - 12.30pm

What do we do as designers when things aren’t going well? The events of 2020 have hit us all in different ways but creativity is still thriving as we explore three design projects that were birthed during this period. Danielle Ng (Making Meaning), Berny Tan (Tape Measures), Judea Faith Cheong and Azelia Ng (Fieldwork: Redhill) will examine how we can still be connected to the community while being physically apart. 

Find out more here.


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