THE REAL ESTATES is a participatory art project under the National Arts Council’s Arts in Your Neighbourhood programme that playfully combines photography and design to create a series of topographic art maps, drawing on the quirks and patterns unique to a neighbourhood.
Kicking off the series in Toa Payoh, Singapore’s second oldest satellite town and the birthplace of modern public housing, Logue photographers explored the neighbourhood through photography and led more than 40 photography enthusiasts on a big walk around the various lorongs of Toa Payoh. With the guidance of three long-time residents, we came up with interesting visual impressions of Toa Payoh, which were then playfully stitched together to form an art map here. The art map was displayed at HDB Hub, where members of the public added the final touch with scribbles of their feelings and memories of the area. Check it out here