Tapping Culture for Design


Culture permeates the design of many things we interact with every day. The languages we write and speak, the visual cues and symbols, and the sense of aesthetic, influence the way various objects and experiences take shape.

As we usher in the Lunar New Year, we invite three Singaporean designers who tap their Chinese culture and heritage in their contemporary communications design. Come listen to sharing by Yao Yu founder of traditional letterpress studio Typesettingsg; Jonathan Yuen, founder and creative director of inderdisciplinary graphic design studio ROOTS; and James Teo, founder and creative director of Ampulets, a graphic and communications design studio; as they unpack the philosophies and cultural sensibilities embedded within their work.

About National Design Centre (NDC)

The National Design Centre (NDC) is the nexus for all things design. This is where designers and businesses congregate to exchange ideas, conduct business, use its facilities and obtain assistance from the national agency for design, the DesignSingapore Council. Centrally located in the arts, cultural, learning and entertainment district in the Bras Basah-Bugis area, it is well placed to invite the public to learn about design through its exhibitions and programmes.


Shophouse & Co is a placemaking studio that helps city agencies, companies and communities, turn urban spaces into vibrant places for live, work, and play. We catalyse communities in buildings and public spaces through programmes and interventions that have been developed using our own place-driven methodologies.

These monthly programmes created for National Design Centre For more information, visit www.shophouseandco.com or @shophouseco on Facebook and Instagram.
Thu Jan 25, 2018
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM SGT
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National Design Centre
Admission FULL
Venue Address
111 Middle Rd, Singapore 188969 Singapore
The old Nafa building. Right opposite National Library
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