Net Zero Is Not Enough: Cesar Jung-Harada and Sarah Ichioka


The designer wields great influence in our cultural and political landscape; they serve to manifest revolutionary ideas, and in so doing can catalyse systemic and structural change. With such responsibility in hand, what mindsets could designers adopt when looking towards design futures?

Bringing environmentalist, designer, and entrepreneur Cesar Jung-Harada together with urbanist, strategist, and curator Sarah Mineko Ichioka, this presentation and panel discussion aims to highlight the need for regenerative design in our efforts to achieve greater ecological systems for our collective future.


Cesar Jung-Harada

Cesar Jung-Harada champions the greater inclusion of our young, as well as our traditions, in a larger design discourse, believing that imagination is the key to climate solutions. He is a Singapore-based French-Japanese designer, environmentalist, educator, and entrepreneur, and the ArtScience Museum’s inaugural ArtScientist-In-Residence. With ongoing research and development into renewable energy sources and environmentally sustainable sea transport, he regularly delivers workshops for organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund and National Geographic and has delivered keynotes at international conferences by the United Nations, Harvard University, and TED.

Sarah Mineko Ichioka

Sarah Mineko Ichioka looks beyond sustainability, into recovering aspects of the natural world which have been lost due to human intervention. She hopes to inculcate the ‘possibilist mindset’ in all. She leads Desire Lines, a strategic consultancy for environmental, cultural, and social-impact initiatives and organisations. Her latest book, Flourish: Design Paradigms for Our Planetary Emergency (co-authored with Michael Pawlyn), proposes a bold set of regenerative design principles for addressing compound environmental and social crises. Ichioka has been recognised as a World Cities Summit Young Leader, one of the Global Public Interest Design 100, a British Council / Clore Duffield Cultural Leadership International Fellow, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

This programme is part of the inaugural ArtScience Residency at ArtScience Museum and is organised in conjunction with Singapore Design Week 2023.

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Top image: Cesar Jung-Harada and Sarah Ichioka. Image courtesy of Marina Bay Sands and Jon Cancio Photo.


  • ArtScience Museum


22 Sep 2023


6pm – 7pm


ArtScience Museum
ArtScience Cinema (Level 4)
6 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018974


Free with Registration




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