Design is all around us. It defines the spaces we occupy and influences our mood, comfort and productivity. Yet, the role of design in driving social change is underrated. 

"Can good design change the world?" 

Hold that thought as you explore how NTU ADM students are using design to engage people and transform communities. Held in conjunction with ADM Select, a series of creative works from the 2017 ADM Graduation Show will be on display at the DESIGN FOR GOOD exhibition. Sign up for our workshops to upcycle and make functional items out of old T-shirts and bottles.


Design For Good Exhibition 

Date: 14 - 27 August 2017
Venue: Marketplace @ North Spine​

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 Art Degree Programme. 

Led by our very own ADM students, tours last approximately an 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: 16 & 23 August 2017 (On Wednesdays), 12pm - 1pm
Venue: Marketplace @ North Spine​

Registration closed.

#CreativeHacks: Upcycle Teeshirt Yarn Workshop

Too many tee-shirts from years of school events? Bring them to this workshop & learn how to make something useful out of them! 

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​Be prepared to rip up your tee-shirts into something you had never expected. Along the way, learn practical weaving and sewing skills that will last you a lifetime! No sewing experience? This is a non-sewing machine class. Trust your fingers - they alone can do wonders!

Date/Time: 24 August 2017 (Thursday), 12pm - 1.30pm
Venue: Canopy K @ North Spine  
Cost: $5 for NTU Students (Normal Suggested Price: $35)
Participants will take home their own finished product!

Registration closed.

This workshop will be conducted by Indie Mamashop, a social enterprise that strives to create income opportunities for the low-income in Singapore. Your workshop fee will go towards supporting Indie Mamashop. 

From Trash to Trashures!: A Herb Planter's Workshop 

Watch and learn how you can convert everyday products such as empty glass bottles and unused wood planks into a vertical, self-watering herb garden! You can also incorporate it into a lamp with a LED light feature.​


The finished product not only aims to save the environment, but also ​​aestatically pleasing and therapeutic for the mind. The workshop is open to anyone who has green fingers or even beginners! It is never too late to start saving the environment, one bit at a time. 

Date/Time: 25 August 2017 (Friday), 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
Venue: Canopy K @ North Spine  
Cost: $20 for NTU Students (Normal Suggested Price: $45)

​​Participants will take home their own finished product!

Registration closed.

This workshop will be conducted by Mr Tony Goh from AskTony, a social enterprise and a keen enthusiast of the Recycle, Renew and Reuse movement. With the skillful hands of Mr Goh, everyday household items became exclusive and modern commodities that are both useful at home and the environment. Your workshop fee will go towards supporting AskTony. 

*Tony also welcomes any donation of glass bottles during the workshop for his upcoming household creations.

This workshop is organised by ADM.       

Satellite Event: Wearable Art - From Toys to Accessories Workshop

Learn how to repurpose and transform old toys into wearable art accessories, such as brooches, rings, bracelets, key chains and any artistic creation you can ever imagine. 


You will be upcycling toys donated by the NTU Community to create your unique  art accessory that you can wear or give to friends.

Date/Time: 23 August 2017 (Wednesday), 12pm - 2pm

Venue: CoLab4Good Room (The Hive, B5) 

Cost: Free for NTU Students (Prior Registration Required)

Registration closed.

Conducted by Kult Studio and Gallery, hear from their artistic team who will also be sharing the history of fashion in the Surrealist period and be inspired by the creation of famous designer like Elsa Schiaparelli.

This workshop is organised by NTU Museum.​​

Satellite Event: Can you kick it?: Sneaker Customisation Workshop

Calling all sneaker heads and fellow fashion vanguards looking to funk up and personalise their kicks! Get yourself schooled on the 1,2,3s of sneaker customisation and get your hands dirty in the process!This could be a start to create that X-factor through your style and identity.

Conducted by TK Customs, a Singapore-based sneaker and leather goods customisation company, the group prides itself on creating unique products by incorporating client preferences and ideas in the design. Workshop participants will get to bring back (or even wear on the spot!) their unique personalised footwear at the end of the workshop. Participants need only bring one set of paintbrushes for their personal use, other materials will be provided.

Date/Time: 25 August 2017 (Friday) , 12.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Venue: Canopy K @ North Spine  
Cost: $45 for NTU Students (Normal Suggested Price: $95)

Registration closed.

4.jpg3.jpg This workshop is organised by ADM.

Missed out on our inaugural Design For Good last year? Watch the highlights below.


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 Business For Good, Engineer For Good and Finance For Good.​

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