Gardend our city
This was a research assignment undertaken during a Visual Communication undergraduate programme at Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design, and Media in Singapore. These research posters were done for a study and a campaign to be organized in a hypothetical Singapore in the year 2050, to revive the dying tradition of gardening and interaction with nature.
As a practical city nation short of almost all manner of physical resources, including land itself, growth and technology have always taken precedence. The focus of gardening in Singapore has always been more agricultural than horticultural. As we kept up with the world and grew to be one of the most prosperous nations in the region, more of us moved into high-rise apartments. We saw more of the sky and our feet were almost always on concrete. Home gardening became a privilege for the few who still owned houses to garden in front of.
The ocassional housing estate had small communal plots assigned for the uncommon apartment- dwelling gardeners. We are fast losing greenery from our surroundings, and everything we know about our natural habitat. We can hardly call ourselves a “garden city” if more than half of us can barely tell grass from herb, and taking a stroll through our parks hardly counts as engaging with nature.
These are the issues that I feel strongly for, and have inspired this research and project.
Jeremy is a calm, motivated, cheerful person who eats a bit too much candy. He draws quite nicely and is studying to be a graphic designer. He is particularly drawn towards botanical illustration, but enjoys drawing people and places as well. He is inspired by process, and the workspaces of all craftsmen and makers. He resides on a house on a hill on an island city.