Selected books and websites I’ve worked on.
Designing with People and not just for People: A Publication by P!D (2016)
Written by Mizah Rahman and Jan Lim (Participate in Design (P!D))
Design by Studio VBK
Published by P!D
This book documents the research and work of Singapore-based participatory design studio, P!D. I helped to edit and organise the content of the studio’s report into a book targeted at general readers interested in citizen engagement and community participation in the Singapore context.
Fifty Years of Singapore Design (2016)
Design by H55
Assisted by Dawn Lim and Sheere Ng
Published by DesignSingapore Council
This book expands upon the Fifty Years of Singapore Design exhibition WY-TO curated for Singapore’s National Design Centre in 2015. Following the original exhibition’s approach of presenting the national design history in five decades, this 333-page volume further classifies the selected designs into themes, and includes detailed captions and a Singapore Design History Timeline.
Eating Together (2016)
Design by ROOTS
Photography by Caleb Ming (SURROUND), John Nursalim (VISUALMIND), Clarence Aw, Zeng Liwei and Samuel He (WEAVE)
Commissioned by FoodCine.ma
What does it mean to eat together? This exhibition examines the objects, systems and spaces designed to help us share food in this increasingly connected world. Far from a state of bliss, eating together serves up issues that takes time to digest.
Design Piracy Institute (2015)
Design by Melvin Tan and Darius Ou
For School of Visual Arts’ MFA in Design Criticism
Set up to promote piracy as a force for creative innovation, this project builds upon my thesis Piracy & Design: Re-thinking Intellectual Property in the Third Industrial Revolution (2015), which examines how the rise of digital fabrication technologies is changing our understanding of piracy.
Word by Word We Build Ourselves (2015)
Design and published by H55
This monograph of Singapore graphic design studio H55 is a dictionary of 55 terms commonly used by its creative director Hanson Ho. Starting from “Absolute” and ending with “Work,” this handy paperback outlines the philosophy of his award-winning outfit known for its systematic and efficient distillation of designs that are modern and pure.
Singapore School Crests (2013)
Design by Somewhere Else
Photography by Jovian Lim
Published by Singapore Memory Project
An examination of over 100 Singapore school crest designs to trace the evolution of the country’s education system. This e-book also features interviews with teachers and students on memories they have of their school crests.
Art in Transit · Circle Line (2013)
Design by H55
Photography by Darren Soh
Published by Land Transport Authority
A publication documenting how 32 public artworks and seats were conceptualized, produced and installed in the stations of Singapore’s mass rapid transit system network, the Circle Line, as part of its Arts in Transit programme.