New Design Partnerships: NATURE  


New Design Partnerships: NATURE brings together lively panel conversation with short speculative films exploring what life might look like in a future where nature is both a stakeholder and an active participant in how cities are designed and operate.

Singapore Design Week is also the launchpad event for the Centre for Climate Action in Cities (CCAC) hub.

As the region faces a critical window of opportunity to rapidly decarbonise cities and mitigate the impacts of climate change, the CCAC offers a space to think and act ‘better by design’ through climate solutions that achieve equitable and sustainable urban development goals.


Dawn Lim  

As Executive Director of DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), Dawn Lim is a committed believer in the power of design as a tool for change. Dawn brings with her 17+ years of experience in working across private and public sector partners to develop, structure and deliver major strategic initiatives in Singapore. Prior to joining Dsg, she headed the Economic Development Boards’s (EDB) European team to work with leading European companies across a wide range of industries, and established EDB’s first office in Switzerland. She also spent several years at PSA International Pte Ltd serving in key roles.

Razvan I. Ghilic-Micu 

Ar. Razvan I. Ghilic-Micu is an extroverted all-rounder and passionate communicator in his Lead Architect role at Hassell Singapore. A global design voice with professional experience in Singapore, Shanghai, New York City and Toronto, Razvan brings to the table a keen understanding of practicing in APAC, with a focus on regenerative design and innovative re-use. 

Outside of practice, he is active in the Singapore Institute of Architects as the Chief Editor of Singapore Architect and the 2021 Archifest Festival Director. He is also a frequent contributor to design publications and dialogues as a curator, panellist, and moderator.

Srilalitha Gopalakrishnan 

Dr Srilalitha Gopalakrishnan is a landscape architect with over 15 years of experience in diverse projects across Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, and India. As President of the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA), Srilalitha is driven by a strong belief in integrated landscape design as an effective solution for sustainable high-density urban. Having worked with Tierra Design in Singapore for over 11 years on a wide range of accolade-winning projects, she is currently Associate Director Research at the Singapore-ETH Centre Future Cities Laboratory Global, a postdoc researcher and the project coordinator for the Dense and Green Cities: Emerging Models of Integrated Urban Developments project.  


Andreas Schegel 

Andreas Schlegel is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Design Communication at LASALLE, University of the Arts Singapore. His work at the college’s Media Lab is practice-based, collaborative and interdisciplinary and aims to blur the boundaries between creative practices and technology. Andreas works across disciplines and creates objects, tools, and interfaces where art, design and technology meet in a curious way. Many of his works are collaborative and have been presented on screen, in code, as installation, workshop or performance. His research and practice focus on contemporary and open-source technologies, where enquiries are informed by computation, interaction, networks and generative processes. 


Bree Trevena  

Dr Bree Trevena is a passionate urban designer, dedicated social researcher and leader of Arup’s Australasian Foresight team. She helps organisations to explore and understand complex change and envision and shape alternative futures by building foresight fluency connecting today’s decisions with tomorrow’s vision. Through a public and private sector career spanning policy development, strategic design, R&D and infrastructure delivery, Bree has worked on projects across Singapore, Australia and New Zealand/ Aotearoa. She is a co-convener of the Australian Data Informed Design community and holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne exploring complex adaptive systems in governance and precinct design. 



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21 Sep 2023


6.00pm – 7.30pm


Arup Singapore Pte Ltd
182 Cecil Street
#06-01 Frasers Tower
Singapore 069547


Free with Registration




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