Design2050 Theme at ICSID 2009 World Congress, Singapore

It appears that the ICSID (International Councils of Societies of Industrial Design) World Congress in Singapore will attract 800  attendees – surprisingly good for these difficult times when all but essential business travel is being curtailed. The Design2050 theme I proposed is being carried out by Nine international Design Masters who will present the future scenario work of their Design2050 Studios and over the course of 3 days will lead  the 800 attendees in workshops to further explore the studios’  propositions for Redesigning Life on Earth.

See descriptions of the Congress and the Design2050 theme at:

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SINGMARK, The World’s First Global Co-Nation

Over the past eight years, I have had the privilege of spending extended time in Singapore and Denmark. I have come to see these two small nations as a complementary pair, similar in size, alive with creative energy. Whenever I am in Denmark I find myself talking about exciting things going on in Singapore, and vice-versa.  Both societies are world leaders in balancing individual opportunity and the common good in the achievement of economic and social success.

I was delighted when, in June 2008, Singapore and Denmark signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a cooperation programme on design.

I now propose a somewhat more radical, but to my mind logical, next step. Continue reading “SINGMARK, The World’s First Global Co-Nation”