Between Two Homes
On 25 July 2014, HDB announced that Dakota Crescent, a predominantly rental flat estate with lower income residents, would be slated for redevelopment. By December 2016, most of the residents had moved out of this place they used to call ‘home’.
This project came together towards the end of 2016, as the residents of Dakota Crescent started to relocate. We sought to use Dakota Crescent as a case study on how the community could come together to preserve memories of a place and render assistance to those affected by relocation.
This project’s centrepiece is a unique interactive website comprising text, photography, and videography, woven in the form of a compelling narrative. To allow users to truly empathise with the residents’ stories and see life from the residents’ perspectives, we tapped into newer forms of media such as 360 photos and videos.