Be an Urban Explorer for a day!
Join us for an exciting one-day workshop this school holiday and learn more about designing safer, greener and people-friendly streets and neighbourhoods!
The Urban Explorer: Mobility Series is a workshop run by non-profit design organization, Participate in Design (P!D), designed to introduce children aged 9 to 12 years old to the planning of safer, greener and people-friendly streets. The workshop offers children an easy entry point to learn about designing a neighbourhood, and also advocates from a young age the importance of building a liveable and walkable city. Children will work together as a team to influence and design their neighbourhoods.
- Deepen their understanding of and creativity towards the built environment
- Learn about road safety and the larger issue of how our neighbourhoods are planned such as the social and environmental sustainability.
- Develop creative thinking and problem-solving skills
- Learn to work together as a team and honed public sharing skillsets
13TH NOV 2016, SUNDAY
1PM - 5PM
13 Nov tickets is SOLD OUT!!!
28TH NOV 2016, MONDAY
1PM - 5PM
28 Nov tickets is SOLD OUT!!!
To confirm a slot for you child in the workshop, registration for Urban Explorer Workshop are to be done online via Registration Packages below.
Checkout is located at the top of page.
Early Bird Sale prices ends on the 13th Nov 2016.
Parent / accompanying adult are welcomed to observe the workshop. However, lunch will not be provided.
Registration will close 3 days before the dates of the workshops (Workshop dates: 13 Nov, 28 Nov ; Closing dates: 10 Nov, 25 Nov). It will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Should the workshop be fully registered, we will inform you and your child will be placed on a waiting list.
*Scape, HubQuarters, Level 4
2 Orchard Link #04-01, Singapore 237978
HOW TO GET THERE
Six minutes walk from Somerset MRT Station (NS23) Exit A
Two minute walk from B09059 in front of National Youth Council Academy (NYCA) along Grange Road. Serve buses 7, 14, 16, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 174, 174E, 175 and 971E
Access to the *SCAPE Car Park is via Orchard Link.
PART 1: MORNING
A Mayor’s Introduction:
Welcome to The Urban Explorer!
Registration and refreshments
Our friendly facilitators will be there to befriend your children and help get them settled down in their respective groups for the workshop.
Lets break the ice!
Facilitators will help the kids to start off their urban explorer adventure through a series of ice breaking and introductory games.
Put on your Urban Explorer gear and let’s explore!
Children will be introduced to the workshop by the “city mayor” and what they could expect. They will also be introduced to the various game plays for the day. Children will play the roles of Urban Explorers in a “knowledge treasure hunt” game within their “town” to help the mayor design a cyclist and pedestrian friendly neighbourhood.
PART 2: AFTERNOON
The Urban Explorer Challenge Begins!
Yummy food will be served! And children will enjoy their time with their newly made friends.
Save your Streets! Game Play!
With their permit, children now will engage in an adventure with their team to create their town of their choice using the Urban Explorer Toolkit. But be wary of the trouble makers which may hinder their task! Children will be engaged in a series of activities to get them to reflect what they have learnt for the day
Check out what we did for the past workshops!
Pasir Ris Library (2016)
Chongzheng Primary School (2016)
Tampines Changkat Community Club (2015)
Stories from Participants
What they have learnt
Get to know The Urban Explorer Facilitators!
Mizah is a designer and community organizer who is a strong advocate for a participatory and community-centric approach in the design and planning of cities and neighbourhoods. She is currently an Associate Lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Design and Environment, and was previously a researcher at the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities. Since the thesis for her Masters of Architecture at the National University of Singapore, Mizah’s portfolio of participatory-based works has expanded to include neighbourhood planning, public space design, and community art installations; working in partnership with grassroots organisations, educational institutions, civic groups and government agencies.
Larry is a strong believer that the “community has the power to shape and influence their built environment”. Graduating from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a M.Arch in 2014, and having done a thesis (http://heartinitiative5.wordpress.com) focusing on co-creating spaces with the local community, he joined P!D in 2016 to further explore his passion for Participatory Design. Prior to joining P!D, he was an architectural associate at CPG Consultants. His work in design and project management includes the Enhancement to the UNESCO Heritage site at Singapore National Orchid Garden, Eight Riversuites and NUCLEOS @ Biopolis. In 2014, he was also the recipient of the BCA-CPG Industrial scholarship award as well as the URA Urban Design prize.
Lee Li Fang
Li Fang is an analyst with a strong passion in developing the community’s interest and potential to build up their own environments. Inspired by the extent of public responsibility in Swiss cities, she believes that public participation creates a more equitable and loved environment for many. She enjoys using her professional skills to provide data supported analysis for the design community. During her free time, she delights in being involved with community engagement projects withParticipate in Design and also does exciting craft programmes and hands-on land building and maintenance activities withGround-Up Initiative to keep a grounded connection to the Earth.
Keola graduated from Singapore Polytechnic as an Interior Designer by trade but dabbles in other forms of design and media in the pursuit of seeking new creative outlets, he seeks to find a growing path in the wide cast net of User Experience Design. Since joining P!D, he has learnt how participation and design can play an effective role in the growth of communities and social groups. He enjoys the interaction he has with the diverse groups of people and is always humbled by the experiences through the process. Keola lives to find new experiences in every way which includes playing music, brewing beer, delving into sub-cultures and exploring all of the good land and sea but always looks forward to coming home to have a bowl of bak chor mee.