/ Singapore: Utterubbish Conference
Singapore: Utterubbish Conference
6 December, 2007

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Contributors: Becka Citron, Scott Heinrich, Erica Fusaro, Jackson Tan, Charlotte Chin

COLORS magazine has been invited to take part in Utterrubbish, an exhibition to be held in Singapore, 28 November to 16 December, to encourage reflection on the role design plays in creating a sustainable future. Part of the Singapore Design Festival 2007, the exhibition also presents the works of 30 locally- and internationally-renowned designers.

In response to the organisers' specific request, the Colors stand recreates the atmosphere of the magazine's issue 71, Welcome to Vörland, presented last June at the Milan Triennale in the presence of Al Gore, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2007. At a time when the issue of global warming is particularly topical, Colors' editorial team imagined what could happen if the temperatures continue to rise. It journeyed into the future, to Vörland, an island off the coast of Scandinavia where the climate has changed radically and the inhabitants have learned the secrets of sustainability.

This issue is the fruit of a coral work by grant holders at Fabrica, where every year young creatives come from across the world to develop projects in various communication fields. The two-day UseLess Conference (29-30 November) explored the many ways in which design can create value for a sustainable future. Speaking at the conference have been Scott Heinrich, one of the grant holders who developed the Colors Vörland concept and handled art direction, and industrial designer Becka Citron, a grant holder who co-created the exhibit space.

COLORS is a quarterly magazine read by young adults across the world. It is sold in over 40 countries. Established in 1991, under the editorship of Tibor Kalman, with the premise that diversity is positive but that all cultures have equal value, today COLORS is part of the publishing activity in Fabrica. As from issue number 72, the magazine is even more globally
relevant: in addition to three bilingual editions – English plus Italian, French or Spanish – there is now a new Chinese edition which is going on sale in China in November 2007.