Welcome to Our Backyard! (WOBY!) (2015) is both a playful critique of the 'Not In My Backyard' (NIMBY) syndrome, as well as a call for the community to come together in reimagining what an under-utilised plot of land in the Aljunied Crescent precinct could or should be. The project is centred on a plot of land that is sandwiched between two existing public housing blocks, where an elderly home and daycare facility (Geylang East Home for the Aged) are also located. Through facilitating a series of participatory programmes involving residents of the adjacent blocks, grassroots leaders, and senior citizens and staff at the Home, we seek to transform this transitional space into a well-loved and identifiable place for the community.
This project is an ongoing partnership between P!D and the MacPherson Citizens' Consultative Committee.