Thursday, August 31, 2006

SCNUK First Project

Singapore Creative Network will be showcasing its first project - ‘IN CASE OF FIRE’ at the LondonDesign Festival 2006!

Date: 22 to 24 September 2006
Venue: Old Truman Brewery, T2 Gallery

The project is sponsored by DesignSingapore Council – a partner of this year’s festival. For more information, please email:


Creating space and ease of orientation are issues in design that are highly relevant to our daily lives, but its importance is often overlooked. Only in emergency situations will one see the need of clear information and direction. Hence, a team of designers and architects from the Singapore Creative Network in UK has created an installation to highlight the significant role of such design in our daily life.

By super-sizing a fire exit sign in the venue, theyhave created a dialogic interplay of scale versus function, drawing viewers’ attention to information and directional signs within the exhibition space and questioning the role and the significance ofinformation design in a broader context.

This concept was brought together by the following members from the network:

David Lee is a recipient of many design awards, such as the coveted Singapore Young Designers Award in both 1997 and 1998, and more recently, a Commendation Award in last year’s Design and Art Direction (D&AD) Global Student Awards. He has worked on many design projects with clients like Ministry of Education (Singapore),
National University of Singapore Dance Ensemble and Cake Theatrical Productions (Singapore). Currently, David works as a graphic designer for The Future Laboratory, Europe’s leading trend forecasting andc onsumer behaviour analysis company.

Vivian Chan was trained in the School of Architecturein the National University of Singapore and subsequently worked in award-winning practices like DP Architects, Guz Wilkinson Architects and Fosters in Singapore and London. Vivian has a pivotal role in winning several architectural design competitions and her first built project-
Whilst working at David Morley Architects in London, she is also an architectural writer for a design/architecture magazine -d+a based in Asia.

Michael Tan is a visual artist who often works with photo and video installations. His work has travelled to countries such as Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, S.Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, and it has been exhibited in venues such as The SingaporeArt Museum and Ho Chih Minh Fine Art Museum. His work'Turbid Series No.1' recently received honourable mention at The Singapore Art Awards 2005. Michael currently is a candidate for a M.A. in Photography andUrban Culture at Goldsmiths

Vince Ong is a student at the Architectural Association London. He is especially interested in the experiential quality of architecture and seeks to develop his own architectural language through cross-disciplinary experimentation. Well aware of the fact that architecture is never a "one-man" show, he wishes to develop symbiotic working relationships with his peers from various fields; pushing boundaries and creating new experiences. Vince is also an associateto DesignSingapore

Monday, August 28, 2006

SNCUK partners with DesignSingapore for London Design Festival

Singapore Creative Network will be leading a project sponsored by the DesignSingapore Council for the London Design Festival.

Four members from the creative network will join in this exciting project to explore the relationship between design and its surrounding space through an exclusive installation at the Old Truman Brewery on the 22nd of September.

Tune in to this space for more information!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

***Happy National Day***

Majulah Singapura!