Ocean Imagineer: ArtScience Residency – Cesar Jung-Harada

ArtScientist-In-Residence Cesar Jung-Harada’s passion for ocean technology and impact innovation finds a home for education and experimentation at ArtScience Museum.

Cesar Jung-Harada is a Singapore-based French-Japanese designer, environmentalist, educator and entrepreneur. With ongoing research and development on renewable energy sources and environmentally sustainable sea transport, he regularly delivers workshops for organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund and National Geographic and has delivered keynotes at international conferences organised by the United Nations, Harvard University, and TED.

Through his practice, Cesar aims to empower all, especially the young, in putting creativity into action, to produce climate crisis solutions. He strongly believes in having art and science research be open source, for all to work collaboratively, building upon each other’s knowledge and experience, to turn sustainable futures into present reality.

During his time at ArtScience Museum, Cesar will work closely with the community to see the progression of Ocean Imagineer — his biodiversity project launched in 2021. Visitors can become "Imagineers" and join the exploration for four ongoing projects: Ocean Solar Hydrogen, Shape Shifting Sailing (Protei), Ocean Train and Indigenous Future Outrigger.

  • Ocean Solar Hydrogen aims to provide clean energy to coastal communities by using solar power to produce hydrogen gas from seawater.
  • Shape Shifting Sailing (Protei) aims to formulate new sea transport designs, inspired by nature, which focuses on energy efficiency.
  • Ocean Train aims to scale sea shipping globally in an energy efficient and environmentally responsible manner, through adopting the principles of freight trains at sea.
  • Indigenous Future Outrigger aims to integrate local ship-building customs and high-tech sailing technology, to design sea vessels that merge technological advancement and cultural significance.

Cesar is currently Associate Professor of Design at the Singapore Institute of Technology and a candidate Ph.D. in Design and Ocean Innovation at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers) (France). He is also the Founder of MakerBay Group (Hong Kong Makerspace) and Scoutbots (Ocean Robotic Startup) and serves as a Trustee of the board of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar) and the Wyng Foundation (Hong Kong).

From Apr 2023
At ArtScience Museum and Online
Mix of Complimentary and Ticketed Programmes
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Residency Programmes

  • Cesar Jung-Harada’s Practice and Work
    Cesar Jung-Harada’s Practice and Work
    From boats that move like fish to floating machines that turn seawater into fuel, discover Cesar Jung-Harada’s passion and practice in this introductory video.
  • The Ocean Imagineer's Work Studio
    The Ocean Imagineer's Work Studio
    2 Sep – 1 Oct 2023

    Witness the development of revolutionary sea vessels in ArtScientist-In-Residence Cesar Jung-Harada’s working space.
  • Net Zero Is Not Enough: Cesar Jung-Harada and Sarah Ichioka
    Net Zero Is Not Enough: Cesar Jung-Harada and Sarah Ichioka
    22 Sep 2023

    Cesar Jung-Harada and Sarah Ichioka discuss the integral role of the designer and regenerative design in catalysing systemic and structural change.
  • Hackathon Holiday Camps
    Hackathon Holiday Camps
    27 – 29 May 2023
    2 – 4 Jun 2023
    16 – 18 Jun 2023
    23 – 25 Jun 2023

    Become an environmentally conscious inventor and build boats of the future in our very own “fabrication lab” this school holiday!
  • Drop-in Sessions
    Drop-in Sessions
    22, 29 Apr 2023

    Design, build and sail your own sea-worthy vessel, inspired by the ideas of Cesar Jung-Harada, at the lily ponds around ArtScience Museum.
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