FOOD.SPACE.DESIGN TAKEOVER is a programme from the WORKSHOP series, as part of The Substation's Discipline The City 2017 programme.

If eating is a communal activity, then food spaces – spaces where food is cultivated, transported, prepared, cooked and eaten – are common spaces. How do we think about such spaces and their design? What is common space and how do we build it? Why include space for food? What is a space for food? How can we integrate food spaces better with our daily lives?

In session 1, we look at learnings from an urban farm set-up in the city. By visiting a selected site, we decide on some principles needed for building common food spaces. In session 2, we work with these principles from session 1 to sketch ideas or prototypes that help us imagine how such spaces may function.

Sketches from session 1 and 2 will be worked into material that can be used to inform future work in the area with on-the-ground stakeholders.

Participants should be interested in how common food spaces can be created and maintained, as a hobby or professional interest. They may aim to actualise this at some point in their lives and care about food (whether it’s the growing, eating, preparation, or waste).

Session 1
Fieldtrip to an urban farm set-up
Date: 5 May, Friday, 8pm – 10pm
Venue: Meet at Aljunied MRT control station
Field visit. Introduction to sketch, activity and sensory maps. Workshopping principles of common space. Architectural designs and principles for shared space with invited guest.

Session 2

Hands-on designing & prototyping food spaces
Date: 12 May, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: The Substation
Come with a food space in mind. Introduction to steps in food preparation and space use. Tips and techniques on changing perspectives for space design. Workshopping ideas: makeover of space and functions. Prototyping. Invited guest TBC.

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About the facilitator

Ng Hui Ying
Hui Ying explores links between agroecology, open/welcoming spaces for new imaginations of urban life, and community resilience. She is developing an approach to community-based research of urban green space. Her praxis is guided by ideas of ecological and activist citizenship and the crucial role of autonomy and human motivation, and she works towards creating the social environments necessary to support these. She is currently a Masters candidate at the National University of Singapore’s Department of Geography exploring forms of collective green space governance in urban and urbanizing spaces in Southeast Asia. She is also part of multidisciplinary green place-making collective TANAH, and co-founder of Foodscape Collective, a Singapore-based initiative to learn about the role of communities and gardens in sustaining the life of cities.

Fri May 5, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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Aljunied (1st session); The Substation (2nd session)
Standard (incl. ticketing fees) SOLD OUT $11.50
Venue Address
45 Armenian Street Singapore
The session at The Substation will take place in the 3rd floor studio.
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