In the Forming Cityscapes project, graphic designers Jamie Yeo and Gideon Kong obsessively observe and photograph minor urban occurrences in Singapore which possibly challenge popular ideas about the city being ‘clean and green’ or inauthentic.
The images reveal creative forms of appropriation (or resistance) that indirectly critique top-down design implementations or suggest other micro-possibilities of use. In this instalment, plants are the focus. Whether growing wild or carefully tended, vegetation in the city is often taken for granted. Here we see them serve dual functions as drying racks, shoe hangers, trash receptacles, and seasonal holiday decorations.
Temporary Press, 60 pages, black & white illustrations, 13 x 19 cm, paperback, English