AT THE SINGAPORE DESIGN FESTIVAL: DESIGN&DISASTERS

03 December 2007
Singapore (Singapore) - Design&Disasters is a project initiated by the DesignSingapore Council, with the aim of creating design that can be deployed to prepare for and minimise effects of disasters, in the case of disaster occurrences in the 5Rs: 1. Resilience, 2. Respond, 3. Rescue, 4. Restore and 5. Rebuild.
Singapore (Singapore) - Design&Disasters is a project initiated by the DesignSingapore Council, with the aim of creating design that can be deployed to prepare for and minimise effects of disasters, in the case of disaster occurrences in the 5Rs:

1. Resilience
2. Respond
3. Rescue
4. Restore
5. Rebuild.

It also hopes to cultivate a better appreciation of design's role in improving lives and in humanitarian aid, as well as an understanding that design is not the exclusive precinct of the elite, but also has a broad-based functional humanitarian utility.

 
Source:singaporedesignfestival.com

The project called for new ideas as well as ready solutions, and received ideas from 7 teams and individuals, from Singapore, China, Japan, Thailand and the UK. The ideas will be compiled into a publication and exhibited during the Singapore Design Festival 2007 from 28 November - 16 December 2007.

 
Source:singaporedesignfestival.com

The Design&Disasters publication will be distributed to selected schools, designers, and relief organisations, both in Singapore and internationally. Our hope is for it to reach out to benefit as many people as possible, and spread the message that Design Makes a Critical Difference.

Venue: Utterubbish City Hall L4
Date: 28 Nov-16 Dec
Time: 10:00-21:00



For further information please contact:

Ms Teng Hui Yu
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About the Singapore Design Festival
Initiated in 2005 by the DesignSingapore Council, the Singapore Design Festival is a biennial platform to promote design and the design industry in Singapore, create opportunities for networking and exchange of ideas, and enhance Singapore as a vibrant and creative international design city. At the same time, the festival provides a gateway to Asia's design community, and Asia to the world. app.singaporedesignfestival.com

About the DesignSingapore Council:
The DesignSingapore Council is a high-level Council involving leaders and individuals from the various industry stakeholders, the design community and government. It serves as a common platform to steer the national design agenda and coordinate the implementation of the initiative. The Council's role is to chart and spearhead the national design direction; coordinate the resources of various agencies, institutions and industry in promoting and developing design excellence; and to establish a strong network between Singapore and the international design community and stakeholders

The Industry Development Panel (IDP) comprising representatives from the key design and design-related industry and professional associations in Singapore assists the DesignSingapore Council in the development of the industry.

DesignSingapore Council is an Associate Member of Icograda. www.designsingapore.org