Design Futures Forum 2023

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Design Futures Forum 2023: Design for Better Futures

How can we optimise our design efforts today to achieve progression toward better futures in the most critical areas? The Design Futures Forum 2023 is a special-edition event marking the DesignSingapore Council’s 20th anniversary, and 20 years of design’s evolution and potential as a multiplier for impact across contexts.

Featuring a diverse line-up of distinguished speakers from Singapore and around the world, the forum will examine three key areas in which design can – and must – address when it comes to designing for better futures: the future of sustainability, emerging technology and care.

From investigating how designers can play a key role in addressing the urgent symptoms of human-caused environmental breakdown in the areas of how we work, travel, feed and house ourselves, to ways in which design can be mobilised to shape a more inclusive and meaningful future of technology, to how care can be reconceived as a multi-layered exchange between care services and personal direction, the forum will present the embodiment of Singapore design in a global context, where design is born from a strong sense of creative purpose and crafted for positive impact.

The Design Futures Forum will also be a platform for the worlds of design, business, and the social and public sectors to come together, empowering each individual and organisation to recognise their role as we design for better futures, together.


DesignSingapore Council

The DesignSingapore Council’s (Dsg’s) vision is for Singapore to be an innovation driven economy and a loveable city by design. As the national agency that promotes design, our mission is to develop the design sector, help Singapore use design for innovation and growth, and make life better in this UNESCO Creative City of Design. Dsg is a subsidiary of the Singapore Economic Development Board.


Name: Design Futures Forum Secretariat
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25 Sep 2023


9am – 6.30pm


Drama Centre Theatre
Drama Centre
100 Victoria Street, #03-01
National Library Building
Singapore 188064


S$100 (standard)
S$80 (early bird and corporate bundle min. 10)
S$50 (student concession)

Note: Prices are exclusive of booking fee.




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