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The Heat is On! Meet the #SGID17 Debaters!

‘Disruption’ is a dirty word in design – are you for or against that statement? Hold that thought and come to our first ever debate, see some of Singapore’s most progressive designers battling it out and be the judge!

The Heat is On! Meet the #SGID17 Debaters!

Disruption’ – an overused buzzword that’s lost all meaning? Or enduring phenomenon that designers and architects should consider more deeply? It is a word that some love and some love to hate. But what exactly is disruption, and in what ways does (or doesn’t) it affect how and what we design? The SGID Futures Debate – Singapore Indesign’s first ever – is a forum where designers argue for and against the topic, with the winning team decided by you – the audience!


Who’s battling it out?

We’ve gathered four of Singapore’s most progressive designers into two teams of two and we’re expecting a sparking exchange!



Hunn Wai (Lanzavecchia+Wai)

Hunn Wai is the co-founder and Creative Director of award-winning Italian-Singaporean industrial design consultancy Lanzavhecchia + Wai. They have applied their human-centric, research-driven methodology to projects as diverse as limited-edition artisanal carpets; healthcare research; baby products and even VIP helicopter interiors. Their clients and commissioners include Cappellini, Herman Miller, Tod’s and Alcantara. L+W was recently awarded one of the top prizes in design: the Red Dot Award 2016 for Product Design.

Razvan Ghilic-Micu

Razvan Ghilic-Micu deeply believes in the transformative power of design. His built portfolio includes public housing, educational spaces and dense urban environments. A graduate of the Princeton University Master of Architecture program where he developed his thesis on Asian dense urbanism under the guidance of Elizabeth Diller and Stan Allen, he has since been practicing in Singapore, further pursuing his architectural interests in both practice and academia.”




Joshua Comaroff (Lekker)

A design consultant at Lekker, Joshua Comaroff studied literature and creative writing at Amherst College before joining the Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture programmes at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he was part of Rem Koolhass’ Havard Project on the City. Together with his partner, Ong Ker-Shing, Comaroff works across a broad creative spectrum with a special emphasis on design for the arts, children and seniors.

 Tan Szue Hann (Surbana Jurong)

Tan Szue Hann believes that projects can be driven by sustainability, along with value, innovation and passion – supplemented with new technologies. The award-winning architect is the Head of Sustainability at Surbana Jurong, where he develops highly remarkable sustainable and smart urban environments such as the recently launched rotating BCA SkyLab. Tan is also working on plans for a cycling city in Singapore, and greening new and mature housing estates.



There will be a trophy 3D-printing demo by our partner at 3D Printing Studios (psssttt, we’re holding a contest for the trophy design – click here for details!), and you, the audience, gets to decide the winner of the debate!


When is the debate?

Saturday, 7 October 2017, 5:30 PM at the Curated Space.

Register here to book your place! 

See you there!



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