DesignSingapore Council opened its first live exhibition at the National Design Centre (NDC) since the pandemic began in December with Visions of the Futures: Design in a Pandemic State of Mind.
Curated by Wendy Chua and Gustavo Maggio of multi-disciplinary design practice Forest & Whale, Visions of the Futures showcases how design might help us to thrive in dire times. The exhibition features seven projects by eight local young designers who have thoughtfully imagined new rituals of living in the new normal.
Displayed in plywood pedestals with undulating soliton waves inspired by the graphic charts tracking the Covid-19 waves, the seven projects highlight issues ranging from the ageing population and circular economy to cultural beliefs and the ritual of making.
Here are the eight designers to watch: