Say It Louder Teahouse
(大声D茶室 / Cakap Warung Apa)
Kids Stay Home
Born of out the need to create content in the vernacular to engage seniors in their social isolation during Covid-19 outbreak in 2020, video podcast project 大声D茶室 / Cakap Warung Apa was created in collaboration with various Singaporeans artists. The work is available online, as well as loaded onto portable radios which are distributed to over 5000 seniors without digital access.
Concurrently, a series of 60 videos were created to provide ideas for parents and educators to engage children with creative projects at home.
Tak Takut Kids Club
Since 2016, 3Pumpkins has been developing children and youth engagement practices in the neighbourhoods of Toa Payoh, Lengkok Bahru and Boon Lay with programmes such as Seeing the Obvious and Let’s Go PLay Outside!. Through these practices, we gained better understanding of the lived realities of those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and Tak Takut Kids Club was developed in 2019 with the vision of facilitating a safe and happy environment for children to grow up in. In addition to play-based and arts-based engagement, the centre designs person-centric developmental programmes and works with formal agencies in the education and social service sectors on interventions to support young families. Tak Takut Kids Club partners ComLink@Jurong West (2021-2023) to explore better integrated social services, with the support of Quantedge Foundation.
Participatory Art Projects
3Pumpkins engages communities on the ground to co-create participatory art projects, with a strong focus on relational work to improve social cohesion.
Our most memorable projects include collaborations with Drama Box (Ignorland of its Loss - Dakota Crescent), Danny Yeo (The Rubbish Prince), Isabelle Desjeux (Kotak Foto, Pinhole in the Neighbourhood), Jimmy Ong (Stay Home Quilt). As our community youth work deepens with Tak Takut Kids Club, we are also actively co-creating projects with the children and youth, such a heritage food project ‘This is what we eat at home’.