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Signs of Change: Leading from the Future in a climate disrupted world


Dec 04 2023, Monday02:00 PM - 05:00 PM (GMT +8:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore


32 Carpenter Street, 059911

, Singapore



This session establishes and shares future-making as a collective practice.
An Introduction to Speculative Design as an emerging tool for innovation and a participatory workshop with Signs of Change is inviting local innovation networks, researchers and public servants to ideate means of leading from the Future.

The Future prototype Signs of Change explores emerging climate risks both globally and within the hyper-localised Singapore daily context. It employs the language of public signage to explore possible social, political, and economic shifts and future policies that could become our new lived reality. The tangible experience - a collection of signs installed in space - and the workshop developed around the signs provoke creative responses to concrete climate change disruption and help governments, businesses, startups, and the public to inform the development of strategic climate innovations and spark action.

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Date: 04 Dec 2023, Monday
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (GMT +8:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Location: 32 Carpenter Street, 059911


Speaker's Profile:

Bettina Schwalm , Experience- / Speculative Designer, OUI
Bettina Schwalm

Bettina Schwalm is an Experience Designer, Strategist and Researcher working in service of society, culture and the environment. She is educating and coaching Innovation teams in Futures Thinking and Speculative Design, always with a strong focus on behavioural studies and transdisciplinarity. She is Center Director at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and affiliated with Konstfack (University of Arts, Crafts, and Design) as well as a guest lecturer in various institutions around the world. Her interdisciplinary and collaborative practice is at the intersection of science and design, developing hands-on tools and visions for organisations and the public realm. Her recent project “Signs of Change” in collaboration with Radical Norms has been developed as Future Prototype funded by Vinnova.