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

111 Middle Road
Singapore 188969

Opening hours
Everyday 9am to 9pm


NDC March 2022


Event details

  • Date and Time
    Date and Time
01 Mar - 31 Mar 2022
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Location
National Design Centre
  • Event Fee
    Event Fee



HEALTHCARE 2030: The Future of a Distributed System
Date/Time: 7 Mar – 7 May 2022, 9am – 9pm
Venue: Design Gallery 1

What does the future of Singapore’s healthcare look like? Students from NUS’ Division of Industrial Design and Department of Architecture put forth five thought-provoking interdisciplinary design solutions, exploring healthcare as a distributed system with experiential touchpoints. See how they propose to integrate AI systems into Singapore’s Park Connector Network, pilot an airport-medical facility at Changi Airport, integrate dementia care within housing estates and more.

Find out more here.

Design Superposition
Date/Time: 22 Jan 2022 – 10 Apr 2022, 9am – 9pm
Venue: Atrium, Level 1

In quantum physics, superposition refers to the combination of all possible states in a system. In design culture and its various disciplines and industries, a similar phenomenon is emerging – design is nothing, yet everything. But what is the value of design activities? Is design useful for society, or is it just a buzzword for industries and design aficionados? In Design Superposition, the DesignSingapore Associates Network (DAN) – formed by DesignSingapore Scholarship recipients in 2017 – explores its multi-faceted nature with introspection and self-examination. Ten participants investigate their own unique practices to evoke experiences that ponder the value of design for themselves and society.

Find out more here.

Good Design Research: The Local Tree Project
Date/Time: 15 Feb 2022 – 10 Apr 2022, 9am – 9pm
Venue: Pop-up Gallery, Level 1

Good Design Research branches out with an updated showcase of The Local Tree Project by Roger&Sons. More than 13,000 trees will be felled in Singapore over the next 13 years for urban development. Drop by the showcase to discover the journey of these felled trees, and how The Local Tree Project aims to repurpose local wood into thoughtful objects and furniture. Stand a chance to win limited-edition Local Angsana Chopsticks too!

Find out more here.

Bring LOVE Everywhere
Date/Time: 11 Feb – 11 Mar
Venue: Victoria Street and Queen Street Entrance

What would you do for love? For Singaporean artist Wei, of Very Small Exhibition, it’s a literal labour of love – bringing LOVE all around Singapore on foot over six nights and 130km, to form a heart-shaped route. The interactive light installation crafted from recycled plastic bottles makes a stopover at NDC’s Victoria Street Entrance until 25 Feb, then the Queen Street Entrance until 11 Mar. Come by for your fill of love.

Find out more here.

National Vending Gallery: Topic No. 6 Eat Read Use
Date/Time: 6 Jan – 4 Apr 2022, 9am – 9pm
Venue: Design Gallery 2, Level 2

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.” National Vending Gallery presents its last topic: No. 6 Eat Read Use, a collection of 8 surprise box sets. Each box contains an edible, a visual book, and a useful product that are connected by a distinct narrative represented with a phrase. Kombucha, a game set, a household product – who knows what surprises are in store for you. Don’t miss this delicious finale.

Find out more here.

Talks & Workshops

Creativity in the Classroom: Combatting Anxiety – A Panel Discussion by EYEYAH!
Date/Time: 24 Mar 2022, 8pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Online

Educators, designers, illustrators and even an art historian come together in this panel moderated by Tanya Wilson, co-founder of EYEYAH!. Sit in on their discussion about how the power of visual literacy could be key in speaking to young people about anxiety, and discover ways to develop children into resilient and critical thinkers.

Find out more here.

Creating a Better World by Design: Using Less to Create More Impact
Date/Time: 25 Mar 2022, 3.30pm – 5pm
Venue: Online

A shift in mindset is underway. There is an increasing interest among, and demand for, designers to create positive impact on the economy, community, society, quality of life and the environment. How can designers keep in mind that our resources are limited, and adopt a regenerative design approach? While traditional ideas of sustainability have aimed to do less harm, how do new ideas of sustainability look at doing more good? In this session, find out how our President*s Design Award recipients use design to create a positive impact while using less materials, cost and even labour. Join us and be inspired to create a better world by design!

Find out more here.

P*DA Studio Tours: The Press Room & Kult Kafe
Date/Time: 30 Mar 2022, 2pm – 5pm
Venue: National Design Centre

AThe President*s Design Award (P*DA) Studio Tours offer an intimate look into the creative workspaces of the recipients of Singapore’s highest design accolade. In this half-day journey, participants will step inside The Press Room, led by Creative Director Kelley Cheng (P*DA 2020 Designer of the Year), and also check out Kult Kafe’s Pop Art Space, led by Co-founder and Creative Director Steve Lawler and Becca Lou, Animator of EYEYAH! (P*DA 2020 Design of the Year). Get up-close with the recipients for insights into their creative process and practice, and a first-hand experience of design behind the scenes.

Find out more here.

Studio SML: New podcast out now
Date/Time: Ongoing
Venue: Online

Next up in the series of Studio SML podcasts, two husband-and-wife teams – Studio Lapis and Studio Juju – share how they have carved unique niches in their design journeys. Hear how Ho Wen Hin and Tan Kar Lin’s passion for architectural conservation started in their university days which led them to start a specialist consultancy in 2009, while Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui chat about their explorative journey wearing the different hats of industrial, product and interior designers and artists.

Have a listen on Spotify.

Community Design Workshop by Common Ground
Date/Time: 23 Mar 2022, 7pm – 10pm
Venue: Online

Keen to explore different approaches to engage stakeholders, but don’t know where to start? The good news is – social innovation consultancy Common Ground does! Join the Good Design Research recipient in this interactive online workshop where they will share a simple, yet surprisingly powerful framework for community research, to bring you one step closer to creating change.

Find out more here.

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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