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With development comes challenges brought about by consumerism, digitisation and ecological transformation; and complex problems need creative solutions and new approaches. 

As we approach 2030, the deadline the United Nations has set for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, we must recognise the roles that creativity and innovation can play. Design, in collaboration with other disciplines, holds great potential to offer positive solutions. 

Enter into the world of ADM SELECT x DESIGN FOR GOOD, a curated showcase from the ADM Graduation Show 2019, and see how ADM students are thinking about People and Planet. The exhibits reveal how today’s challenges have influenced their Final Year Projects and how design can offer tangible value across broad areas of our society. 

DESIGN FOR GOOD celebrates the potential of design and creativity to shape the Future We Want

Design For Good Exhibition 

Date: 5 - 20 August 2019, 9.00 am - 9.00 pm daily
Venue: MarketPlace @ North Spine​

ADM Select is a curated showcase of some of the best design concepts and artworks produced by the 11th graduating batch from NTU School of Art, Design and Media. 

Each of these students has imprinted their own distinct sensibility in solving a variety of design issues, in work that ranges from the social to the personal.

Traditional and cutting-edge media and forms are deployed to create designs that emerge from a rigourous period of research and discourse. The exhibition highlights the unique, innovative and creative exploratory projects.

Click here to read more about the exhibition.

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Exhibition Guided Tour

Learn more about the various creative works from the 2 complementary exhibitions, ADM SELECT and DESIGN FOR GOOD. Take this chance to also find out more about the various areas (visual communication and product design) offered by ADM as part of the Fine Arts Degree Programme. 

Led by our very own ADM students, tours last approximately 1 hour, and are limited to 15 participants per session. Tours are conducted in English and registration is required at least 1 day in advance. 

Date/Time: 7 & 14 August 2019 (On Wednesdays), 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
Venue: Marketplace @ North Spine​​

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Peranakan Craft Workshop

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In this digital age where almost anything is possible at the click of a button, there is nothing quite like the satisfaction of creating and hand-carving your own rubber stamp.

Learn the art of translating Peranakan motifs and icons into a stamp, in a step-by-step guided session.

Participants of this workshop will be paired up with children from Club Rainbow (Singapore), who will also be present in this class. Participants are highly encouraged to interact and help the children if they face difficulty in the carving process.

Club Rainbow (Singapore) is a non-profit charitable organisation serving children with chronic illness, and their families.

Date/Time: 19 August 2019 (Monday), 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Venue: LHN-TR+32 @ The Arc (Level 1)  
Cost: Free

Limited to 15 participants only, on a first-come-first-served basis.
Participants will take home their own finished product!

This workshop will be conducted by Artefakts, a contemporary artist’s studio and craft workshop in Singapore.

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Digital Arts Workshop

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There are many tools these days that make it easier for people to create, experiment and share their digital drawings almost instantaneously.

This workshop is an inclusive ecosystem of people who use digital arts to instil a stronger consciousness for media and digital literacy through empowering workshops, volunteering opportunities and showcasing of works to the public.

Participants at this upcoming workshop can expect to learn about trending topics regarding media literacy, such as :
  • How to protect my self and my friends online;
  • How to be kind to others online; and
  • How to identify fake news 

Media literacy is how we navigate our privileges and obligations in the digital world. It is how we decipher and share information we have access to, and most importantly, how we interact with other people. We all play a part in creating responsible digital citizens and building a brighter digital future.

Participants will also learn about basic design principles and have a go at creating their first digital artwork using the Procreate App. At the end of the workshop, they will get a copy of their finished artwork as well as a video of their drawing process (recorded on Procreate App).

*The use of digital canvas tools like the Procreate App, iPad Pro and Apple Pencil will be provided for the workshop. Participants will work in pairs.

Date/Time: 20 August 2019 (Tuesday), 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Venue: LHN-TR+40 @ The Arc (Level 2)  
Cost: Free

Limited to 28 participants onlyon a first-come-first-served basis.

This workshop will be conducted by Make The Change, a social enterprise that advocates design for good. It engage creative communities to provide creative support to social sector organisations to fulfill their missions.

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Film Screening 


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"Bangla", a final year project film by ADM Digital Filmmaking Alumni, is a short film which tells a story about a migrant worker who ends up moonlighting at a struggling hawker stall in his desperation to send money home. It is an attempt to shed light on the local-foreigner relationship in Singapore where the two communities co-exist on a tiny red dot for nothing more than a living transaction. However, the meeting of Savi and Ang is an allegory of two seemingly different communities realising their need for each other, and the similarities that they share, no matter how brief the encounter may be.


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"Better, Together", a final year project film by ADM Digital Filmmaking Alumni, is a short film featuring your everyday Singaporean family, admist a not so everyday event - the General Elections. Rachel Tan is a young lady with the bold ambition of being elected into Parliament. Her family, unfortunately, seem indifferent to her aspirations. With the media hot on her heels and the weight of family responsibilities on her shoulders, will the votes still swing in her favour? Told with a satirical and comedic touch, this drama moves audiences to realise that sometimes imperfect families still pull through to provide the perfect support.


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"Unbroken", a final year project film by ADM Digital Filmmaking Alumni, is a short film that documents the healing journeys of the eldest girls in Eden Home. Eden Home is a shelter that provides for abandoned children subjected to abuse, violence and neglect in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The observational documentary gives an internal perspective on the children's resilience. Overcoming their part, their lives are testament to the determination to live on, do good, and to dream.

Date/Time: 5 - 20 August 2019, 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm daily
Venue: The Big Screen, Marketplace @ North Spine

* Films are on a rotating loop basis.

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Design For Good is the latest in #THEFORGOODSESSIONS that seeks to inspire students to develop a sense of social awareness and passion for community initiatives. Students will discover through exhibitions, talks, workshops and the arts, how their various disciplines of study can positively impact the world. 

Previous sessions include Art For Good, Communicate For Good, Green For Good and Tech For Good.


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