DesignSingapore Council Presents
Design Appreciation for All
Film Screening: The Art of Recovery
 © Fisheye Films Ltd 2015

© Fisheye Films Ltd 2015

Join us for the Singapore premiere of The Art of Recovery, an inspiring documentary about post-quake Christchurch, New Zealand; and stories of the residents’ efforts in rebuilding the city they love.

Film Synopsis

As demolition gangs reduce ruins to rubble, innovators, artists and entrepreneurs bring life back to the streets of post-quake Christchurch, empowering the people and creating a promising future for a new city.

The Art of Recovery documents one of the most dynamic, creative and contentious times in the history of Christchurch. It tells an uplifting narrative of resilience and community spirit that informs a greater discourse on how we live with one another, and how we build our cities.

Pre-Screening Talk

Meet a designer who designs for a good cause. Prasoon Kumar, co-founder/CEO of billionBricks will share the initiatives of his not-for-profit design and innovation studio. The weatherHYDE, one of the studio’s innovation, has helped to provide shelter for the urban homeless.


  • DATE:                      Thursday, 9 March 2017
  • TIME:                       7.30pm–9.30pm
                                     (Registration starts 7.10pm)
  • VENUE:                   Auditorium, Level 2
                                     National Design Centre
                                     111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
  • ADMISSION:         Free (by registration only)
                                    Rating TBA                                                                                                                       Refreshments will be provided
                                     or +65 6291 3686

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Prasoon Kumar, billionBRICKS

Prasoon Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO, billionBRICKS, is an urban planner and architect by profession with over 10 years of experience in design firms across in India, USA, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2013, he founded billionBricks, which is a non-profit enterprise that envisions a world where no one is homeless. He leads multidisciplinary teams and engages with stakeholders and partners across various sectors to provide the homeless and vulnerable with shelter and building infrastructure that are innovative, scalable, and sustainable, creating opportunities for communities to emerge out of poverty. Since its founding, bB has rehabilitated more than 1,000 homeless and vulnerable people in Asia. Chosen as one of Urban Land Institute's 40 under 40 in 2016, he is a recipient of the Focussed Issue Planning Award from the California State APA In 2007, and shortlisted in the top 5 of the World Architecture News Award under the Commercial Category in 2010. He graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning and an Outstanding Graduate Award for year 2005.

About billionBricks

billionBricks is a Singapore based non-profit design and technology studio which innovates new shelter solutions for the homeless and most vulnerable. Our solutions are women-centric and are highly replicable and scalable to significantly enhance opportunities for communities to emerge out of poverty. We not only consider buildings as shelters, but as tools for capacity-building and empowerment. Since our founding in 2013, we have rehabilitated more than 1,800 homeless and disaster stricken people across 4 countries in Asia.