Visual Arts, Open Call

Propose-a-Parklet Competition

Organised by: The Substation
  • Date:
    28 Jan - 15 Feb 2020
  • Time:
    Deadline: 15 Feb 2020, 11:00pm SGT
  • Venue:
    The Substation
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What makes a space public? How would you define a public space? Who does a public space belong to? Who determines the users of a public space? Is a public space a tangible area or an intangible and immaterial one? Is it a relational, a conversation-generating or an activity-generating space?

Propose-A-Parklet is an open invitation to all public enthusiasts (including architects, designers, artists, students, creatives, etc) to join in a conversation about the use of public space(s) within the vicinity of The Substation. The public is invited to participate either as individuals or in teams.

Participants are to submit a concept proposal for a temporal urban addition that is no larger than a parking space of 2.5m (W) x 5.0m (L), to be sited in a public space of your choice. The winning proposal will stand a chance to be realised!

Submission period: 28 January to 15 February 2020
Closing date and time: 15 February 2020, 2300hrs SGT


Grand Prize (x1): $1,000
Juror's Choice (x1): $500
People's Choice (x1): $500
Special mentions: To be disclosed upon announcement

Selected winning proposals will be awarded a production grant for realisation. The realised 1:1 parklets designs will be showcased as part of the exhibition from 20 to 29 March 2020. The total number of proposals to be realised will be decided by the jury panel, chaired by Jiarong Goh, with jury members Fauzy Ismail, Hoe Su Fern, Michael Lee, and Selwyn Low.

For more details on the submission format and Terms and Conditions, please visit:

Propose-A-Parklet Competition is part of A Public Square, The Substation's 2019/20 programme that looks at how our physical spaces reflect or extend our ideas and attitudes about the public sphere.

Propose-a-Parklet Competition