The Orange Hive – Community Engagement in a New Age

Saturday, September 26th, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Rakuten Singapore
1 George Street Singapore 049145

We’re living in a time where trends, cultures and beliefs are fragmenting like never before. As organisations, collectives and communities scramble to react to these changes, much has been said about knowing the individual. But human beings are social creatures. The people and interactions around us (whether we care to admit it or not) define our disposition and receptivity to ideas, in infinite ways.
Why do communities behave in different ways? Where do cultures emerge and diverge? What are the larger forces at play here? Perhaps more importantly, how might we change that? Drawing from Sociology and Design Thinking, this workshop explores the importance of understanding social context before embarking on a solution.


Travel on a journey through time as we break down the social forces that influence, shape, and foretell how groups of people come together. Or more alarmingly, fall apart. Then, understand how techniques from the Design Process can be used to draw up strategic and tangible approaches to community building.
So come along to learn how the science of understanding communities translates into the art of inspiring them to action!


As Design Innovation Associate with Deloitte’s Southeast Asia Innovation team, Christian implements initiatives that drive innovation across the firm’s Southeast Asian network. As part of efforts to build a sustainable intrapreneurial ecosystem, Christian has facilitated numerous workshops under Deloitte’s 6D Design Thinking framework, tackling a myriad of business, talent and innovation problems. He also works with projects teams to develop their products and services, often drawing from service design methodologies.
A former Advertising Creative, Christian read Sociology and Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne, and holds a Diploma in Visual Communication (Graphic Design) from Temasek Polytechnic.