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Saturday, February 27

5:00pm IST

The tyranny of ‘Now’ and the power of ‘Next’ by Low Cheaw Hwei
What is the role of design in a world currently overwhelmed and preoccupied with global scale problems. Is there room for design to involve and contribute?

Saturday February 27, 2021 5:00pm - 5:45pm IST
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5:45pm IST

I am a Design Activist! by Kelley Cheng
Most designers are familiar with producing design as a service, but this can get draining or meaningless after many years of practice. However, it feels different if you are designing with a sense of purpose, and there is a bigger reason behind what you do. Designers who suffer from creative burnout can perhaps rethink their role as a designer and how they can allow their design to serve more than what it is, and to bring meaning and passion back into doing what they love. Kelley Cheng, a veteran designer in Singapore, shares her journey as a designer and her parallel role as a design activist.

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Founder and Creative Director - The Press Room
Kelley Cheng is a modern day polymath who has immersed herself in the roles of editor, writer, curator, spatial designer, graphic designer, video director, interactive designer, and educator. Trained as an architect, she is the founder and creative director of design studio The Press... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2021 5:45pm - 6:30pm IST
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7:15pm IST

Socially Conscious Design: an African perspective, by Mugendi K. M'rithaa
Afrika is a vast and rich continent that is steadily gaining
global interest for its creativity, ingenuity and humanity. Its
creative confidence, coupled with unique innovative and
sustainable socially conscious solutions are helping to define
an emerging design ethos that promises to help leapfrog the
continent into the 21st century

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Industrial designer
Mugendi K. M’rithaa is a transdisciplinary Industrial designer. He studied in Kenya, the USA, India and South Africa and is passionate about socially conscious design. He is associated with a number of international networks (including the World Design Organization and ADI) that... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2021 7:15pm - 8:00pm IST
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