Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 22, 2009
On Monday morning, I interview Singapore’s Minister of Finance to open the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). We’ll talk about how Singapore created a modern 20th century city-state and what it must now do to become a 21st century mega-city. Think of a shift from efficiency to creativity.
The big show will come from the nine incredible Design2050 studio teams put together by Arnold Wasserman that will explore some of the most important and exciting issues of the future. Feng Zhu, founder of Singapore’s Feng Zhu Design, is leading a group to talk about entertainment; Chris Bangle, former head of BMW’s design group, is leading a group on Emotional Mobility 2050. Stephano Marzano, the head of Philips Design, heads a group talking about Healthcare 2050. Arup’s Chris Luebkeman leads a group that will discuss the drivers of change for the next four decades. Ravi Naidoo, the head of South Africa’s Design Indaba, is leading a team that will present on urban agriculture.
Cocktails tonight. Gotta get dressed.
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