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Inside The Creative Mind: Connecting Culture and Innovation through Cities | Fireside Live Chat


Event details

  • Date and Time
    Date and Time
26 Jan 2021
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Location
Zoom Webinar
  • Event Fee
    Event Fee


Culture and Innovation in cities can take on different complexions if viewed through the lens of academics and practitioners drawn from different geographies, disciplines, or fields of expertise when addressing particular urban challenges.

It is through this complexity of views that the fireside chat seeks to provide a broad perspective on how culture and innovation contributes to the sustainability agenda in the context of global cities today; and a rich cornucopia of insights from thought leaders within their respective fields to shape the cities of tomorrow.


This event runs from 6.45pm – 7.30pm.

  • 6.45 pm: ‘Inside the Creative Mind’ Fireside live chat (30 min)
  • 7.15 pm: Q&A Session (15 min)

About The Speaker

  • Prof. Jason Pomeroy, Founding Principal, Pomeroy Studio
    Jason Pomeroy is an award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter, regarded as one of the world’s thought leaders in sustainable design. He gained bachelor and master degrees from the Canterbury School of Architecture and the University of Cambridge; and his PhD from the University of Westminster.

    He is the founder of Singapore-based interdisciplinary design and research firm Pomeroy Studio, and sustainable education provider, Pomeroy Academy. Pomeroy‘s books include Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation (2020), and authored Pod Off-Grid: Explorations into Low Energy Waterborne Communities (2016), The Skycourt and Skygarden: Greening the Urban Habitat (2014) and Idea House: Future Tropical Living Today (2011).

    He continues to raise cultural awareness of cities through his critically acclaimed TV series ‘Smart Cities 2.0’, ‘City Time Traveller’, ‘Futuropolis’ and ‘City Redesign’.

About Pomeroy Academy

Pomeroy Academy are educators and researchers of sustainable built environments. The courses created and curated are specialist in nature and focus on the process of designing climate-responsive sustainable developments through an evidence-based approach. The courses seek to heighten awareness of the green agenda and provide students and professionals with the necessary skills to make a difference in their respective fields. The Academy was founded by Prof. Jason Pomeroy, whose interests lie in sharing sustainable design knowledge with an industry that is increasingly needing to respond to climate change.

Organized by Pomeroy Academy.

Supported by Routledge, British High Commission Singapore, British Council,  SG-UK Partnership for the Future, DesignSingapore Council, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and Singapore Polytechnic Media, Arts, and Design School.

Hosted at the National Design Centre.

This event is part of the National Design Centre’s “Sustainability & Design” programme line-up for January 2021.

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Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
National Design Centre