Acknowledgments

There are many people to thank for the success of Studio Youth-Topia. Special thanks to Mr. Kent Teo- CEO of Invade, Mr. Larry Yeung, CEO of Participate in Design, Mr. Jason Chen – Director of Placemaking at Urban Redevelopment Authority, Mr. Austen Chen – Director of WASAA Architects & Associates and Mr. Simon Bogalo – Lead designer of CONVIC for their time and effort in a conducting a series of specialist digital seminars for the studio. Mr. Adib Jalal, Co-Founder and Director of Shophouse & Co who continuously supported the studio in many aspects and is always generous with his time and space to share insights in placemaking, youth and design. 

Thank you also to our specialist reviewers – Ms. Lim Youling, Director of Urban Design (Central Area, North) URA and her team, Mr. Edward Yee, Co-founder Givfunds, Mr. Lee Wai Fong, Director DP Architects, Assistant Professor Hoe Su Fern, Arts and Culture Management Programme Coordinator, SUSS & SMU and Mr Tay Choon Hong, Senior Director (Youth Division) and his team for contributing critical viewpoints and suggestions to our studio’s proposals.

Finally, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the entire team of Youth Division, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, as it is through their enthusiastic collaborative spirits that enables Youth-Topia to be disseminated widely.