\ About

An intergenerational,
exploratory exhibition that delves into the Next Gen of Sustainability.

Circular Futures: Next Gen draws together professors and students from the fields of architecture with the aim to provoke thought and spark positive change.

 

This exhibition demonstrates the future of sustainability, emerging technologies and potential solutions, providing options for a more sustainable future.

 

A focal point of this exhibition is a novel initiative to fuse design and technology with the Recycle N Save initiative, a joint initiative by F&N Foods and the National Environment Agency. The Recycle N Save initiative encourages Singaporeans to adopt a more eco-conscious lifestyle by recycling their used plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans through reverse vending machines around Singapore.

EXHIBITION DETAILS
VENUE

National Design Centre

111 MIDDLE RD, SINGAPORE 188969

DATE

6 Jan 2023 - 09 APR 2023

\ Concept

The work shown in this exhibition pushes the boundaries of sustainable design and addresses how we can better approach environmental concerns. It provides potential solutions for the damage caused by human impact on this Earth and projects new possibilities for living in the future. The exhibition explores how sustainable design can be beautiful and proves that embracing environmental constraints does not prevent designers and architects from generating novel ideas.

 

AIRLAB solves the plastic waste consuming our planet using digital design and advanced manufacturing techniques to upcycle waste into beautiful artefacts. At the same time, formAxioms create new speculative ecologies to deal with climate change, specifically rising sea levels, an important priority for Singapore and other countries.

 

This exhibition has been curated and developed by Artacia Art.

\ OBJECTIVES

Create awareness about single-use plastic and the impact of plastic pollution
 

Highlight how we can achieve a circular future with the 3R principles: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Showcase the potential of new technologies in enabling a circular economy
 

Promote innovative designs and artworks that use sustainable materials and technology

Push boundaries of social and artistic collaborations to spark conversations and ignite change

A CULMINATION OF ART, DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, RESEARCH, INNOVATION, AND TALENT IN THE FIELD OF SUSTAINABILITY

AIRLAB is a multidisciplinary Research Laboratory that works in the space between Architecture, Science, Arts, and Digital Design and Manufacturing. We explore new technologies, materials, and workflows from ideation to fabrication, to redefine and improve how we design, build, and utilise resources.

By combining Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) with Parametric Design, we envision to minimize the use of material, reduce wastage, increase performance, and generate new aesthetics in Architectural Design.

formAxioms was established as a research framework, agency and teaching cluster.

The laboratory promotes research on space, selfhood, performance, art, planetary structures, and economy-ecology. It produces physical-digital dyads integrating platform-design, block-chain, VR/AR/XR in its pipeline.

With digital models and computational tools, the lab prototypes spaces-interfaces-infrastructures for trans-subjective and collaborative-participatory operations, working to re-discover the emancipatory potential of art and design.

Artacia Art is a curative studio that partners with local and international artists to explore and promote digital art, by connecting artists, technologists, organisations, and society. We work with organisations to foster creativity, and create social impact.

We work with organizations to foster creativity, and create social impact.

The Circular Futures: Next Gen is an inspirational exhibition that showcases how Digital Design and Additive Manufacturing Technologies can positively transform our world. Layer by layer, over 250kg of plastic waste has been 3D printed into upcycled chandeliers, decorative wall lattices, seats, and even vertical and floating farms to increase Singapore's resilience.

CARLOS BANON AIRLAB ARCHITECTURAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH
CO-FOUNDER SINGAPORE DIRECTOR

This exhibition provides an exciting opportunity to view how we are moving towards a more sustainable future and aims to inspire everyone to make their own contributions towards it.

AVANTIKA MALHOTRA ARTACIA ART PTE. LTD
FOUNDER AND CURATOR
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\ MAIN SPONSOR