Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong came to Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) to talk about the issues that affect Singapore and the role of design in addressing them.
In collaboration with SUTD International Design Center (IDC) and Will&Well, the Urban Risk Lab designed a shirt and pin to present to the Prime Minister. These objects are made with photochromic materials that change colors when exposed to UV as a way to alert people when UV reaches dangerous levels and to promote awareness of the increasing high UV and heat risks in Singapore.
This is part of an ongoing research and design series of products to embed design preparedness and awareness into everyday objects.
For more information about the SUTD Ministerial Forum, visit the SUTD page