DesignSingapore Council Presents
Design Appreciation for All
Together We Create
A Co-Creation Conversation
  (Top left, bottom left): Save your Streets: A Walkability Game Project by Participate In Design; (Top right, bottom right): Kampung Kampus Project by Ground Up Initiative

 (Top left, bottom left): Save your Streets: A Walkability Game Project by Participate In Design; (Top right, bottom right): Kampung Kampus Project by Ground Up Initiative

“By the community, for the community” – that is the essence of community co-creation projects initiated around the world.

Join Participate in Design (P!D) and Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) for an immersive afternoon as they share their community design projects.

You can learn how to use P!D’s latest participatory planning toolkit on building awareness for designing safer neighbourhoods in Singapore. Save your Streets: A Walkability Game was created in collaboration with parents and students. Learn about GUI's nature-inspired community campus Kampung Kampus, and make mini mudbricks. So, get your hands dirty and join us for an afternoon of co-creation action and conversation.


  • DATE:                    Saturday, 1 April 2017
  • TIME:                     4pm–6pm
  • VENUE:                  Pixel Lab, Level 3
                                   National Design Centre
                                   111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
  • ADMISSION:         Free (By registration only)
                                    Refreshments will be provided
                                    or +65 6291 3686


About Cai Bingyu

Bingyu is trained as an architect and brings his experience from his professional practice in the Kampung Kampus project. He leads the Builders Team in Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) that takes charge of building the campus.

He practices professionally as well and has been involved in houses, public toilets, a heritage centre, apartments, an industrial building, a hotel, an office building and making community centers around Singapore barrier free.

Bingyu is passionate about architecture, community and education.

He hopes that through his work with GUI, he can become a better son, husband, father, citizen and human on our just one earth.



About Ground-Up Initiative

Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) [pronounced Gee-U-Aye]《聚友爱》is a non-profit community that values connecting with the land for the many things it teaches us.

GUI has created Kampung Kampus, also known as The School of Life. It is a nature-inspired educational campus, which is being consciously ⁠⁠⁠architectured on an ambitious 26,000 sqm space at Khatib, in a land-scarce Singapore.

The Kampung Kampus is home to a range of diverse social enterprises that are carefully designed to cultivate a multitude of strengths for a wide spectrum of individuals and groups, forming a robust, nurturing eco-system of GUI within the campus.



Mizah Rahman
Director, Co-founder

Mizah is a designer and community organizer who is a strong advocate for a participatory and community-centric approach in the design and planning of cities and neighbourhoods. She is currently an Associate Lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Design and Environment, and was previously a researcher at the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities. Since the thesis for her Masters of Architecture at the National University of Singapore, Mizah’s portfolio of participatory-based works has expanded to include neighbourhood planning, public space design, and community art installations; working in partnership with grassroots organisations, educational institutions, civic groups and government agencies.



About Participate in Design

P!D is a registered non-profit organisation that helps neighbourhoods and public institutions in Singapore design community-owned spaces and solutions.

We are dedicated to engaging and enabling people in shaping their everyday environments and local communities. Founded on the firm belief that everyone has the right to participate in and influence the design and planning processes that affect them, P!D provides services in designing and facilitating the public participation and engagement process concerning the built environment.

We research, test and develop socially just and inclusive methods of design that are appropriate for our local neighbourhoods, while also promoting the integration of participatory design in design education and practice.

P!D was founded in 2012 to expand on the participatory design work that its founders, Jan Lim and Mizah Rahman, have been doing since 2010. We have partnered with grassroots organisations, educational institutions and statutory boards in various initiatives to build engaged and empowered communities.