About the Design Education Summit
Curated by Hans Tan, this year’s theme 'I am
NOT Creative’ challenges the presumption that design literacy is limited to designers.
The Summit aims to highlight the importance of design literacy for everyone. In this day and age, design thinking is a powerful methodology for solving real-world problems across disciplines.
Using a playful exploration of design as a bridge to creativity, the Summit will inspire educators, school leaders, and parents alike, exploring three questions:
- Is Design for Everyone?
- Will Human Creativity Survive AI?
- Too Young to Make a Difference?
“As the curator of the Summit, I am moved by how Singapore’s education is transforming to embrace innovation and change. At the same time, it affects me deeply to hear a student say “I am not the creative type!”.
Creativity is one critical skill that will allow us to thrive in uncertainty, yet many may not see it as a superpower that can improve with training. In this Summit, we will explore design as a bridge to creativity that transverses disciplines.”
Hans is a designer maker, curator, and associate professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He makes use of beauty and utility for visual discourse, tiptoeing the boundaries of design, craft and art. A multiple winner of the President's Design Award, Singapore’s highest recognition for a designer, Hans has also received multiple teaching awards, most significantly the Outstanding Educator Award, NUS’ highest award for teaching.
National University of Singapore
Mr Chan Chun Sing
Minister for Education