Exhibition ‘Creating Caring Transitions for Social Good’

How might we create Transitions in a more sustainable, accessible and healthier way to create a positive difference in people’s lives? An open-ended experience inviting reflection and co-creation around the power of design to create more caring life transitions, beyond aesthetics.

‘In every transition in life we all face challenges: maintaining work-life balance, moving from place to place, striving for better quality of life, growing old…’

The DesignSingapore Council and The Care Lab present Caring Transitions for Social Good, an open-ended experience inviting reflection and co-creation around the power of design to create more caring life transitions, beyond aesthetics.

Barcelona Design Centre and the DesignSingapore Council have reached a collaboration agreement for the Barcelona Design Week 2019 from which four winning projects from the Singapore President*s Design Award (P*DA) will be exhibited at the DHub during Barcelona Design Week. The global outreach tour of the P*DA will also include New York, London, Copenhagen and Hong Kong.

The exhibition Caring Transitions for Social Good is curated by The Care Lab, a Barcelona-based organisation redesigning new models of care. It is one of the 2018 P*DA winners. The exhibition at DHub will feature four projects that demonstrate the theme of caring transitions through a special installation:

  • China Fuzhou Jin Niushan Trans-Urban Connector (Fudao) by LOOK Architects: An urban infrastructure design project that reclaims a green heritage site for Fuzhou (China) and turns the ‘green lung’ of a densely built-up city into an everyday wellbeing experience, that is accessible for all.
  • WeatherHYDE by BillionBricks: An innovative shelter that provides basic survival to the homeless who live in extreme weather conditions. Designed to be sold to the people in need and the humanitarian organisations that support them to ensure the widespread adoption of a life-saving solution.
  • Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 by Changi Airport Group: An experience design project that rethinks the way the airport welcomes and bids farewell to every passenger. A 360º transformation that gives Changi’s employees the resources and time to care about their customers, whilst offering travellers a unique opportunity to enjoy Terminal 4 as a destination in itself.
  • Who Cares? by The Care Lab: A service design project to uplift the role of caregivers in Singapore and enhance their experience of caregiving. An ecosystem of solutions – products and services, toolkits and spaces, public policies and programmes –are being implemented via the nation’s latest Masterplan for Disability.

Organised by: BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny.
Supported by: DesignSingapore Council
Curated by: The Care Lab
Opening hours: Monday (16.00 to 21.00h) / from Tuesday to Sunday (9.00 to 21.00h).

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