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P*DA X GDPA: Creating a Better World by Design through Delight, Hope & Inspiration

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Event details

Date and Time

25 Mar 2021

04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Location

Zoom Webinar

Event Fee

Free


Delight, Hope, Inspiration – What do these emotions have to do with design?

In a first ever collaboration between the President*s Design Award Singapore (P*DA) and the Golden Pin Design Award Taiwan (GPDA), this webinar brings together award recipients from both countries to discuss and exchange perspectives, drawing on their respective cultures.

The four designers will share case studies and discuss how design can be used to evoke emotional responses to create impact and serve a greater purpose. Learn how design can communicate serious issues in creative ways that speak to hearts and minds, and how spaces can be designed to bring delight and promote harmony.

Join us and be inspired to create a better world by design!

The webinar will be conducted in English and Mandarin, with simultaneous translation available on Zoom. Simultaneous translation will not be available on Facebook’s live streaming.

Programme Schedule:

  • 4pm: Welcome and Introduction
  • 4.05 – 4.45pm: Presentation by speakers
  • 4.45 – 5.05pm: Joint discussion
  • 5.05 – 5.30pm: Q&A

About the Speakers:

Singapore

  • Mr Pann Lim, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Kinetic Singapore (P*DA Designer of the Year 2013)

    Pann Lim is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Kinetic Singapore, Holycrap.sg and Rubbish Famzine. He is addicted to design, advertising and communications, strongly believing that creating work without an idea is a sin. This belief has earned him over 500 industry awards locally and aboard, including Singapore’s highest design accolade, the President*s Design Award, in 2013 and 2015. Pann is passionate about nurturing fledglings and sharing his love for creativity.
     
  • Ar. Tan Kok Hiang, Founding Director, Forum Architects (P*DA Designer of the Year 2014)

    Tan Kok Hiang is a Founding Director of Forum Architects, a firm based in Singapore since 1994. He obtained his Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1987. In 2014, Kok Hiang was named Designer of the Year at the President*s Design Award and his firm has won more than 55 local and international awards in the past 25 years. Amongst these, Forum Architects won the Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award in 2016 for designing the Yale-NUS college and the URA Architectural Heritage Awards for Restoration in 2018 for their Jurong Town Hall Restoration project.

    Kok Hiang is a Professor in Practice at the NUS Department of Architecture. He also chairs the National Heritage Board’s Preservation of Sites and Monuments, helming a subject that is close to his heart. He has served on the design advisory panels for the Housing Development Board, URA Orchard Road Projects, URA Punggol District, URA Civic and Community Institution Facilities and the Advisory Board of the National University of Singapore. He is also a Jury member for the President*s Design Award Singapore 2020.

Taiwan

  • Mr Chang Chih-Chyi, Co-Founder, SimpleInfo Design (GPDA 2019 BEST Design)

    Chang Chih-Chyi is the co-founder of SimpleInfo Design.

    SimpleInfo Design is an information design company that has executed more than 150 information design works since its establishment in 2015. Consisting of strategists, animators, graphic designers, illustrators and web designers, SimpleInfo Design brings together individuals with different expertise to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, striving to present complex ideas in a more engaging and easy-to-understand way for the target audience. SimpleInfo Design was the recipient of the Golden Pin Design Award every year from 2016 to 2020.

    Chih-Chyi is also a well-known Youtuber in Taiwan. His channel, “志祺七七 X 圖文不符” analyses real-time issues and current affairs, and has over 700k subscribers.
     
  • Mr Chang Geng-Hwa, Co-Founder, LuxuryLogico (GPDA 2019 BEST Design)

    Chang Geng-hwa is the Co-Founder of LuxuryLogico, which was started by four young creatives born in the 1980s: Chen Chih-Chien, Lin Kun-Ying, Chang Keng-Hau, and Chang Geng-Hwa. The four young creatives respectively specialize in visual art, machinery installation, new media, and audio. Together, the group has created spectacular installations that integrate unconventional materials.

    Geng-hwa focuses on sculptures and mechanical installations. His creative work embraces a “hybrid” concept, and integrates elements of the natural environment and modern technology. LuxuryLogico’s body of work is a reflection of their thoughts and ideas of contemporary society- expressed through various forms and genres such as music, visual arts, design installations, drama, movies, dance, architecture, pop music, and economic behavioural studies.
     

About the Moderator:

  • Mr Jackson Tan, Co-Founder & Creative Director, BLACK (P*DA Designer of the Year 2007)

    Jackson Tan has collaborated and worked with brands and clients such as Nike, MTV, The Rolling Stones, Asian Civilisations Museum, DesignSingapore Council, Herman Miller, UNIQLO, Levi's and Tiger Beer. Notable projects include the brand concept and identity of SG50, a commissioned design created to celebrate Singapore's golden jubilee, and the experience design of the Peranakan Museum.

    Jackson was conferred the Designer of the Year in 2007 by the President*s Design Award, the highest accolade for designers in Singapore. His works have also received the Golden Pin Design Award in 2018, and the Golden Pin Design Award Design Mark in 2020 and 2017.

Jointly Organised by the President*s Design Award Singapore and Golden Pin Design Award Taiwan. This event is part of the P*DA X Creating a Better World by Design series. Supported by the National Design Centre.
 

About the President*s Design Award (P*DA)
The P*DA is Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines. It recognises the achievements of an extraordinary group of people making a difference to the lives of Singaporeans and the global community through excellent design. P*DA is presented in two categories – Designer of the Year and Design of the Year. It is conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore and is jointly administered by the DesignSingapore Council and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

About the Golden Pin Design Award (GPDA)
Established in 1981, Taiwan’s GPDA is the most influential design award in the global Huaren market. The planning and handling of the awards, the prize-giving ceremony, and all other related events are executed by Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI). In 2015, the GPDA launched three separate award competitions – the Golden Pin Design Award, the Golden Pin Concept Design Award, and the Young Pin Design Award. While each award targets a different demographic, the purpose of each is to commend outstanding innovation in design.

This event is part of the National Design Centre's "Emotive Design" programme line-up for March 2021.


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