Knowledge of Design Week 2022
For the very first time, Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) transforms from a traditional design conference into a virtual production utilising XR technologies. Adapting a 'tribrid' format, KODW features a brand-new Talk Series to be broadcast on ViuTVsix, live-streamed online on bodw+ and social media platforms, and streamed on-demand, with interactive Live Chats on Zoom after each talk to engage our international audience.
Continuing KODW's longstanding objective to inform and engage its audience with a variety of timely design topics, KODW 2022 will feature 8 Workshops from 22 August to 28 October. Held in a mix of physical and virtual formats, these sessions are led by global experts and are suitable for entrepreneurs, professionals, industry practitioners, academics, tertiary students and anyone who is interested in global business trend.
REGENERATION BY DESIGN
After another year of persistent global challenges, industries are rallying to embrace sustainability in order to meet the demands of customers and achieve ambitious targets. Our mobility and food systems, and even urban spaces need to be redesigned in a way that reduces waste and leverages on existing resources to contribute a positive impact on a global scale. Pursuing a regenerative design mindset raises the ante for an appropriate response to our rapidly changing global landscape.
To successfully transition into a resilient society and carbon-neutral economy, leaders and designers must be resourceful, collaborative, and progressive, using innovative technologies to build new models for the future. Through design thinking, businesses now have the opportunity to restore and replenish resources to benefit society and the environment.
KODW Talk Series
Talk 1 (24 Sep): Regenerative Design for Our Ecosystem
Mankind is facing unprecedented global environmental challenges, and it’s time we make the changes necessary to conserve our living environment, protect our natural resources and sustain optimal living conditions for all. How we design and build the cities of the future lies at the crux of tackling this challenge, and only the cities that hold the key to this transformation can balance economic development with environmental sustainability.
Talk 2 (8 Oct): Regenerative Design for Social Good
The way we live and work, and how we shop and eat are not always for the best interests of our society or environment in terms of taking care of our natural surroundings. Developing sustainable habits and products require a regenerative mindset that can help us make the progression towards creating social good. Regenerative design can empower us to thrive within the limits of our resources, while making eco-positive choices and creating positive societal impact to meet diverse needs of our communities.
Talk 3 (15 Oct): Regenerative Economy
As the economy sets course again despite the urgent challenges we face, are we capable of making the great transition to build a better world for all? Regenerative design, sustainability and innovation have a major role to play — as do the areas of energy conservation, mobility and transport, and digital technologies. To jump into the train of a regenerative economy requires holistic design thinking, creative collaboration and a long-term vision.
Talk 4 (22 Oct): The Future of Regenerative Culture
For society to chart a robust way forward, it is crucial to re-examine our cultural values and create conditions where we can still prosper but in a sustainable way. Shifting from an exploitative to a regenerative mindset requires new ways of thinking about preserving our natural resources and easing the impact on our environment, while fostering new connections to nature. This regenerative approach also calls for a critical look into past patterns, and a fresh perspective on how history and heritage can shape our future values.