Abstract Creatures is an art installation launching the portal, Studio SML, a website and podcast channel that seeks to archive in-depth stories of designers and their journeys, documenting them before they shine and before they die.
Abstract Creatures is a metaphor to describe design studios, with every design studio small or big being run so differently and organically as designers are not traditionally trained in business, each finds their own unique of running their studios, often intuitively and spontaneously, as a way to survive. Thus, each studio is like an “abstract creature”- something strange, something intriguing, something with a life of its own.
Find out more about the first gathering held in conjunction with Studio SML, 'How to survive as a small design studio in Singapore?' here!
About Studio SML
Studio SML is a portal that hopes to archive in depth stories of designers and their journeys. The vision is to create a comprehensive archive of mini biographies of all the creatives in Singapore. Categorised by studio size - small (S) for 1-man show to small teams of up to 15 people, medium (M) for 16 - 30 people, and large (L) for teams of above 30 people - the interviews will focus on content, and less on visual. Featuring both upcoming, young designers and established veterans, Studio SML seeks to archive as many stories of designers as possible from Singapore, and subsequently Asia.
Presented by The Press Room. Supported by the DesignSingapore Council, the National Design Centre, and AVS Printing Pte Ltd.