With this, it is only apt for us to make changes to the DBCS membership criteria to be more inclusive of the larger ecosystem. I am pleased to share that with effect from 1 July 2018, our Constitution has been revised with the aim of welcoming professionals and companies with an interest in design.
The design community remains at the heart of what we do at DBCS. This is why professional designers can look forward to more networking opportunities and learning platforms that are specially curated for them. In mid 2018, we organised our first Design Innovation Crawl where our SG Mark winners shared about their winning projects and processes at their premises. We received positive feedback and will be planning a second Design Crawl in 2019. Stay tuned for details.
Let me end with a personal adaptation from Martin Luther King Junior’s historic speech which I shared at our Gala Dinner this year…
“I have a dream though many challenges may abound today, we can be confident of our future because we are a society that believes we are stronger when we are together.”
I dream that one day, in every boardroom, design practitioners and businessmen will sit on the same table, envisioning the future together.
I have a dream that designers will be valued far beyond their ability to transform physical landscape, but their ability to transform organisations and societies.
I dream that one day, this Little Red Dot will epitomise the pinnacle of creativity. I have a dream. And it begins with the little steps that we take today.
Design Business Chamber Singapore