Singapore Design Week, 3-12 March
Published on March 1, 2017
Singapore Design Week (SDW) is marching forward and advancing ahead to the positive changes design can bring to our lives. In a drive towards deeper engagement with participants, the fourth edition of SDW will celebrate all things design through more than 100 local and international events and programmes. SDW is organised by the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) and supported by key and fringe partners. It is from 3 to 12 March 2017 and is held at the National Design Centre and various locations across Singapore. Dsg will also collaborate with Time Inc. for the Innovation by Design Conference on 7 to 8 March 2017.
“SDW is very different from the other design festivals, in that our narrative of design has broadened over the years, and this has been demonstrated through our programming. Singapore Design Week engages businesses and C-suite to help them understand how design can be used in business strategy. It showcases the importance of design in social innovation and national identity. At the same time, we are excited to see the creative and craftsmanship of local designers grow from strength to strength every year, and grateful that they see SDW as a key platform to showcase their work. We are especially thrilled to announce our new collaboration with global media company Time Inc. for the Innovation by Design Conference. The collaboration enhances Singapore as a global city for design,” said Ms Agnes Kwek, Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council.
Innovation by Design Conference is the feature conference of SDW. Through the collaboration with Time Inc and the company’s Fortune, TIME and Wallpaper* brands, the conference will feature the theme Design. Innovate. Transform. Discussion topics will include design and technology, and how design can transform businesses and organisations, and more. Attendees will include designers, businesses, C-suite executives and leaders from the public and private sectors
“Time Inc. recognises Singapore’s position as a global design and business hub. The city has driven the strategic adoption of design among businesses and public agencies,” said Norman Pearlstine, Vice Chairman of Time Inc. “We are pleased to collaborate with the DesignSingapore Council on the Innovation by Design Conference. Participants can expect to hear unique insights from some of the world’s foremost business and design leaders that our global brands have convened.”