In Social Gastronomy, celebrity chefs with grassroots groups showed how "less than perfect" ingredients can be salvaged and transformed into a "more than perfect" feast for social good. The event proved private kitchens as key sites for social innovation, raised awareness of food waste reduction: over 3,600 tons of food are discarded daily and half are edible; it also takes 1/3 of solid waste landfill space. Guests reflected on ‘imperfect’ ingredients value, turned surplus food into healthy and delicious dishes. A cookbook is published to educate the next generation.
Visual Studio had the opportunity to design for Changi Airport Singapore, the 'Be a Changi Millionaire' grand draw event which happened to be during Singapore's jubilee celebration year. The theme selected was call 'SG50' which means celebration the nation's 50th birthday. The set up and designs are inspire by every aspect of a typical Singaporean life drawing back its relation to the theme.
Visual Studio was pleased to have the opportunity to work with Wildlife Reserve Singapore - Night Safari creating an event and installation design called ‘Mystica’. The event was held in the Night safari section of the Wildlife Reserve Singapore. The idea revolves around the mystery and tribal and hence there is exploration with lighting and creating a mysterious and tribal atmosphere.
Visual Studio came up with the concept of UFO catchers, where anybody with a valid boarding pass at Changi Airport Singapore, could enter this area at try their hand at the ‘claw’ machine and catch the ‘UFO’ capsules. Thereby, winning shopping vouchers and in turn increasing the airport’s sales. UFO catcher is a free to participate event at the transit area of airport, as long as passenger has a valid boarding pass. UFO catcher's name is inspired by the game mechanism of a doll catch machine.
An introductory space design of 1900m2 was required, before visitors explored the 145 international watch brands within the Salon de TE. To capture the visitor’s imagination of luxury lifestyle and romance a “Deluxe Train Journey” was developed as the main concept. To create dramatization the reception concourse was converted into a daytime station theme juxtaposed with the interior hall’s evening train platform scene with life-size train carriage windows emitting storytelling visuals. Lastly, a multifunctional arena with a stage opens up to the various branded showcases.
Visionaries Connected gathered aspiring entrepreneurs to explore ways to improve the regional start-up ecosystem with community stakeholders, while showcasing their entrepreneurial spirits of creativity, leadership, passion, tenacity and ambition in a fiesta-like on-campus setup where participants, exhibitors and visitors at large can interact and interconnect without agenda. The whole event was heartily supported by 7 strategic partners, 15 in-kind sponsors, 30 supporting organizations, and attracted over 5000 participants and visitors.