In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing landscape, where surroundings appear more homogenous and the people who inhabit these spaces experience a change in dynamics in terms of progression, the question of the existence of the Singaporean identity evoke vague answers from the very people who call themselves citizens to this country- which brings us to the next question- what makes one a citizen of a country?
What is home, and what is the significance of recognising what feels like home? It is not just the roof over your head- it is the feeling of comfort, of belonging, of the natural responsibility that comes with that very bond. But with rapid progress and increasing indifference, globalisation, the rise in outsourcing and focus on economic gain which come hand in hand with the shiny new building facades and new technology, have we forgotten how it feels like to feel at home, like how we remembered it?
Hence the rationale behind this project, the very act of reclaiming spaces through street art, was to take back spaces and make them recognisably Singaporean again. This issue concerns all of us, and is not limited to a select few. This project was meant to connect, to recognise, to evoke feeling.