From 6 to 10 March 2019, DesignSingapore Council had the honour of hosting 33 delegates from various UNESCO Cities of Design as part of Singapore Design Week.
...Following that, the delegates visited Street of Clans, a vibrant and creative festival merging local clan history with Singapore’s creative communities. The delegates enjoyed the various clan houses and the design installations put up by local designers; they soaked in the festivities and the messages of kinship and unity. They later channeled these values during their farewell dinner, where they celebrated the bonds formed during this visit programme, even shouting “Yamseng!” (local slang for “cheers!”) with their newfound friends.
The UNESCO Cities of Design visit programme to Singapore stands true to the message of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, which includes the sharing of best practices and forming bonds through shared values. As delegates from all over the world learned more about Singapore’s design landscape and the many local opportunities for design, many expressed a desire to collaborate with Singapore for future projects, with the hope of further improving cities by design.