Kampung Jurong Zine Throwback: The Making of Issue 1
Kampung Jurong Zine is a local magazine for the Yuhua neighbourhood in Jurong Lake District.
Inspired by the distinct identities of the neighbourhoods in Tokyo and the thought that one could map a community through people and stories, the founders - KAMPUNGMAKERS are exploring the potential such community stories can have in deepening intergenerational connectivity and social health.
Conceptualised by creators Ong Yuqi and Pok Yue Weng, and catalysed by Bold at Work over 4 months in 2019, 6 contributors underwent workshops and a guided trail to explore their personal point of interest in Jurong. The inaugural edition of Kampung Jurong is a collection of photo interviews, essays and poems as an ode to Jurong, featuring its rooftop gardens, ang ku kuehs and brutalist architecture.
Read more about the creative journey behind Kampung Jurong Issue 1.
KAMPUNGMAKERS is a collaborative platform where creators of different backgrounds intersect, explore and express a community’s identity. The output of every collaboration is a publication made available to the public. In every edition, KAMPUNGMAKERS explores a different theme and archives the narrative through a dialogue-driven and socially engaged process.
As a simultaneous act of finding and making of identity, KAMPUNGMAKERS serves as a space for contributors to have an internal excavation of their ideas and voices, and an external excavation of stories in the community. It hopes that the publication could evoke in readers a deeper consciousness about the idea of community and invite them to re-look at ordinary spaces with a greater sense of wonder.
About Bold At Work
Located at Jurong East Street 31, Bold At Work is an innovation studio lab set up in 2017 to equip young people with critical core skills for the future of work. As a living lab, they create tools, programmes and processes to help people and organisations discover their potential through the unique lens of personal assets applied in the context of space, place and community.
As a platform for the realisation of ideas, Bold At Work served as the incubator for the creation of the Kampung Jurong Zine.