- IntroductionGlobal
Catastrophic Risk

The term ‘Global Catastrophic Risk’ refers to the possibility of causing significant harm to human well-being on a global scale. From volcanic eruptions to pandemic infections, nuclear accidents to global tyranny, uncontrolled scientific experiments to climate change, and cosmic disasters to economic collapse, these disasters can impact all of us. How can communication design be used to influence a change in human behaviour that will aid in managing the risks? 

'Global Catastrophic Risk' is chosen to encourage students to approach the global problems of the present era with greater maturity, responsibility, and effectiveness. By the end of the semester, all these works will be showcased in the first instalment of Resilient Bodies – a collaboration between two modules, Drawing & Making and Studio – an exhibition in which ‘the making and the thinking’ come together.

Group Projects
  1. Hacker Space

  2. A Conducive Learning Space

  3. Hack Your Genes

  4. Deceptively Honest

  5. Mass Psychosis

  6. You Live In A World

  7. AIR


Hacker Space
Term 01

Team members’ response

Response 1
Nur Athirah Bte Supa'at

Response 2
Chiquita Serafin Panjaitan

Response 3
Vivan Deshpande

Research summary

Autonomous cars, like any other electronic device, are prone to cyberattacks.

Throughout the many decades of human history, we often find ourselves fantasizing about what the future would look like in 20-30 years' time. The idea of autonomous cars has stuck by many people even to this day.

However, as technologies are changing every day and our hopes of a futuristic world are all but a distant dream, the dangers of technology are all but ignored by the bright-eyed eyes of the masses. Autonomous cars, like any other electronic device, are prone to cyberattacks and can possibly serve as a danger to the passengers as well as the people around the vehicle. Cyber terrorists and hackers may now have an easier way to infiltrate and wreak havoc on the general public.