Support from the Good Design Research initiative will allow Common Ground to conduct ethnographic research on the communities in Jurong district. This will help them to develop a design framework for understanding the places of community, belonging and opportunity. They will then prototype hypotheses and test community interventions to bring about cultural shifts. This will result in the innovation of a new way that communities are designed and built.
Upon development of a proof of concept of their design framework, Common Ground will engage organisations with a vested interest in community health and vibrancy (e.g. MOH, URA); civic development and place-making in heartland spaces that are being hollowed out by 'hub' development, for a longer-term intervention engagement.
Tong Yee, Executive Director of Common Ground
At the end of the project, Common Ground will conduct a sharing session at the National Design Centre to shed light on what it takes to shift and sustain the culture of a place, to ensure inclusive and sustainable development. The findings will also be shared with the public in an e-book and microsite on the community design process and methodology. Stay tuned for that!
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