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Impact design – whether focused on social or environmental issues – strives to shift away from designing for a universal consumer to meeting more diverse needs.

In order to make such products, designers often reconsider their approaches, using methods such as design thinking to identify problems and generate innovative solutions. Seeking to understand what is most wanted and needed and having conversations with users, as part of the design process, has become commonplace. 

Come see how NTU ADM students have not only involved users in the process, but also embraced technology as an active collaborator. Held in conjunction with “ADM Select”, a series of creative works from the ADM Graduation Show 2018 will be on display at the DESIGN FOR GOOD exhibition.

This year's programme also includes a pop-up market of social enterprises and sustainable living stalls, a film screening, and a leather crafting workshop to make artisan leather items.​​

Design For Good Exhibition 

Date: 30 July - 12 August 2018
Venue: Marketplace @ North Spine​

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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: 1 & 8 August 2018 (On Wednesdays), 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
Venue: Marketplace @ North Spine​​

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Know Your Maker - Traditional Leather Crafting Workshop

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Learn the ancient art of leather crafting and create your own cardholder, lanyard or pencil box. Experience painting your own leather, learn to stitch without a needle and emboss a name to complete your masterpiece.

Date/Time: 16 August 2018 (Thursday)12.30 pm - 3.00 pm
Venue: Canopy K @ North Spine  
Cost: $5 for NTU Students (Normal Suggested Price: $35)

Limited to 25 participants only.
Participants will take home their own finished product!

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This workshop will be conducted by The Project NOMAD, a social enterprise that is on a mission to preserve the culture and livelihood of rural artisans through socially conscious products across the globe. ​Your workshop fee will go towards providing better tools for artisans in India and Indonesia, allowing them to preserve their culture and to sustain their life as a maker.

Film Screening: Close To Earth

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"Close To Earth", a final year project film by ADM Digital Filmmaking Alumni, is a documentary portrait of a rural Vietnamese family - adoloscence eludes the daughters, while their mother struggles with her powerlessness to break the cycle of poverty.

Click here​ to watch the trailer.

Date/Time: 16 August 2018 (Thursday), 10.00 am & 2.00 pm
Venue: The Trantor @ Lee Wee Nam Library

Duration of film: 25 minutes​

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Pop-Up Market

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Come and explore what the social enterprise and green sector have to offer in a showcase of selected creative products. Looking for ethically sourced artisan gifts or upcycled products? Look no further and shop at our socially conscious and sustainable living retail stalls. Stalls include Singapore Fashion Runway, Deaf Artscraftsy​, The Sustainability Project​ and more!​

Date/Time: 16 August 2018 (Thursday), 11.30 am - 4.30 pm
Venue: Canopy K @ North Spine

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Lunch Clips @ The Hive

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How can impact design be used to influence social change? Watch and learn as we unfold the answer within five thematic video categories - Ethical Design, Universal Products, Social Design, Architecture for All and Biomimicry. Click here​ to view the screening schedule.

Date/Time: August - September 2018, 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Venue: CoLab4Good Room @ The Hive (Level B5)
Cost: Free

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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 Communicate For Good, Finance For Good​, Green For Good and Tech For Good.


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