- 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


The Protein Algaerithm
Term 01


Response 1
Jocelyn Netanya Wijaya

Response 2
Neeraja Lad

Response 3
Syafira Haziqah Binte Yusman

Research summary

Algae may help curb the growing global demand for protein.

The world depends on animals as its main protein source and livestock farming generates harmful greenhouse gases. Areas undergo deforestation to make land for farming, and large amounts of water and crops are needed to feed livestock. As the world's demand for protein continues to increase, there needs to be a more sustainable source of protein. Algae might just be what we need.

Algae can be consumed in many ways: Directly, processed into snack products, as a seasoning, vitamins, and food supplements, in powder form, as part of vegan meat, and many more. Algae also grow faster than livestock, require fewer resources to farm, and are carbon-neutral.