On 22nd November 2013, we unveiled the final phase of The Upcycle Project - an exhibition of the project’s journey with an interactive installation - at a cosy launch party held at Fast Food for Thought, 8QSAM. To kick it off we had a sharing session where the participating designers spoke about their experiences in the project to an audience that included other designers, supporters and also over 40 MacPherson residents who turned up for the opening.
The exhibition, held at The Civic Museum by School of Thought, showcases snippets and snapshots of the relationships that were formed around each object and the lives that it has touched. These images and stories together form a larger narrative of the collective capacity of residents and designers to contribute to the neighbourhood, using the resources and skills that they hold. As part of the exhibition, our team created an interactive installation, Who am I in my neighbourhood?, inviting visitors to discover their community personas through a series of questions.
We couldn't have achieved any of this on our own, but worked together with an amazing team to crystallize the exhibition and launch.
This project would not have been possible without the participation of these individual designers and organizations:
Liang Yanjie, Genine Loo, Ng Xin Yi, Priscilla Foo, Jonathan Yue; Ibnur, Diana, Farah, Robin and Poh Hong from Sustainable Living Lab & Designed; Liew Hwee Min from ReStore; Tan Hong Guan from Prodd Design
Curated and Produced by Participate In Design
Photo exhibition in collaboration with Amelia Tang of MeLa de Gypsie Photography
In collaboration with The Civic Museum, School of Thought, Fast Food for Thought
Supported by MCCY, MacPherson Community Club, PAssionArts
Photographer: Jonathan Yue