10 local and international designers explore the multi-faceted nature of design in an exhibition produced and curated by DesignSingapore Scholarship Recipients
7 February 2022 – In quantum physics, superposition refers to the combination of all possible states in a system. In design culture, across its various disciplines, a similar phenomenon is emerging: design seems to be everything, yet also nothing.
So, what is the value of design?
In Design Superposition, the latest exhibition at the National Design Centre, 10 local and international creatives come together to explore the schizophrenic nature of design through the introspection of their own unique practices, in fields like
illustration, architecture with fengshui principles, industrial design, science and technology, fashion, digital media, visual art, and nature.
Viewers are encouraged to take this exploration into their own hands and interact with the exhibits in the hopes that they may make their own evaluations about what design means to them. “At its core, Design Superposition is about the production of design culture and industry, and a reflection of whether design is valuable or not,” as its curator Yeo Ker Siang explains.
The exhibition is organised by the DesignSingapore Associates Network (DAN). Formed by the DesignSingapore Scholarship recipients in 2017, DAN is a platform for the design community in and outside Singapore to engage in design conversations on critical issues. Since its inception, DAN has been active in developing community-focused projects and events, ranging from talks, panel discussions and exhibitions at the National Design Centre.
“Design Superposition is about using design to look at design and to contemplate its value and purpose for the society. Beyond exploring the meaning of design, this showcase is a wonderful opportunity for our next generation of design leaders to collaborate, express their creative talent and push boundaries,” says Emily Ong, Deputy Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council.
Exhibition runs until 10 April 2022
9am to 9pm daily, free admission
National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
High-res exhibition images can be downloaded here.
About the National Design Centre
The National Design Centre is the nexus of design, the meeting point for creative minds and businesses and the venue for presenting all things design. It is also home to DesignSingapore Council. The repurposed, award-winning conserved building is as much an emblem for outstanding Singaporean design and architecture, as it is a thriving venue for visitors to attend showcases and programmes.
Find out more at www.designsingapore.org/national-design-centre.
About the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg)
DesignSingapore Council’s (Dsg) vision is for Singapore to be an innovation-driven economy and a loveable city through design by 2025. As the national agency that promotes design, our mission is to develop the design sector, help Singapore use design for innovation and growth, and make life better in this UNESCO Creative City of Design. The Dsg is a subsidiary of the Singapore Economic Development Board.
For more information, please visit www.designsingapore.org.
About the Design Associates Network
DesignSingapore Associates Network (DAN) is an independent group supported by the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), Singapore’s national agency for design. Formed by Dsg Scholarship recipients in 2017, the group is a platform for the design community in Singapore and beyond to engage in design conversations on critical issues. Since its inception, the group has been active in developing community-focused projects and events, ranging from talks, panel discussions and exhibitions at the National Design Centre. Each Dsg Scholarship recipient is designated a DesignSingapore Associate upon award of the scholarship.
About the DesignSingapore Scholarship
Since its inception in 2005, the DesignSingapore Scholarship has been awarded to individuals passionate about design, with a desire to develop or further their design career through education. The Dsg Scholarship grooms both designers and non-designers to become design leaders who will use strategy and innovation to make things better by design. Scholarship holders may come from different fields of design, but they share one common trait – they are game changers and aspire to contribute to Singapore, and the design sector. The DesignSingapore Council has awarded the Scholarship to 65 talented individuals to date.
For more information, visit https://bit.ly/DsgScholarship.