Saturday, December 05, 2015

Singapore Heart Map Festival @ Float

SG Heart Map is the first-ever crowd-sourced map celebrating places in Singapore which define home for us. Since November 2014, about 100,000 contributions were received, and 50 SG Heart Map places have emerged.

SG Heart Map Festival @ Float was launched on 26 November 2015 (Thursday) by Minister Heng Swee Keat, Chairman of the SG50 Steering Committee. Minister Lawrence Wong, Chairman of SG50 Programme Office and Minister Grace Fu, Co-chairman of SG50 Environment & Infrastructure Committee, who oversees the SG Heart Map project graced the event as well.

Inspired by the many endearing stories, seven lead artists across Singapore’s literary and visual arts scene, stepped forward to partner Singaporeans to co-create works of art to showcase the contributed stories to SG Heart Map. These artworks and more were brought together as part of a composite map at the SG Heart Map finale event – the SG Heart Map Festival @ Float, weaving together memorable past places, meaningful new places and aspirations for future places. Zaihan and I have the honour to be one of the creative directors and lead artists respectively to lead Urban Sketchers Singapore for this very meaningful project.

The following photographs were taken by Favian Ee. Thanks so much for capturing the event. The Ministers were very impressed with how Urban Sketchers Singapore engaged the community for the event. We had a great time looking at the sketches and my original Moleskine Japanese Album sketchbook.