Net Zero Is Not Enough: Cesar Jung-Harada and Sarah Ichioka

Cesar Jung-Harada and Sarah Ichioka discuss the integral role of the designer and regenerative design in catalysing systemic and structural change.

The designer wields great influence in our cultural and political landscape, serving to manifest revolutionary ideas. With such responsibility in hand, what mindsets could designers adopt when looking towards design futures?

Bringing environmentalist, designer and entrepreneur, Cesar Jung-Harada together with urbanist, strategist and curator, Sarah Ichioka, this presentation and panel discussion aims to highlight the need for regenerative design in our efforts to achieve greater ecological systems for our collective future.

Cesar Jung-Harada champions the greater inclusion of our young, as well as our traditions, in a larger design discourse, believing that imagination is the key to climate solutions while an activation of smaller communities is the path to diversity, reducing our reliance on capitalism.

Sarah Ichioka looks beyond sustainability, into recovering aspects of the natural world which have been lost due to human intervention. Taking inspiration from natural and cultural wisdom, she hopes to inculcate the ‘possibilist mindset’ in all, empowering individuals, and communities to enact visible change.


ArtScientist-In-Residence Cesar Jung-Harada is a Singapore-based French-Japanese designer, environmentalist, educator and entrepreneur. With ongoing research and development into 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 by the United Nations, Harvard University and TED.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).

Sarah Mineko Ichioka leads Desire Lines, a strategic consultancy for environmental, cultural, and social-impact initiatives and organisations. Her latest book, Flourish: Design Paradigms for Our Planetary Emergency (co-authored with Michael Pawlyn), proposes a bold set of regenerative design principles for addressing compound environmental and social crises. Ichioka has been recognised as a World Cities Summit Young Leader, one of the Global Public Interest Design 100, a British Council / Clore Duffield Cultural Leadership International Fellow and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

This programme is part of the inaugural ArtScience Residency at ArtScience Museum and is a Community Event of Singapore Design Week 2023.

Waves of Change Festival 2023
Learn more about Cesar’s ArtScience Residency.

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

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22 Sep 2023
6pm – 7pm
ArtScience Cinema, Level 4
Free Admission with registration

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