Squat & Grow: Designing Smart Human-Food Interactions in Singapore

Markéta Dolejšová, Cindy Lin Kaiying

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6 Scopus citations


Squat & Grow was a two-week series of workshops, talks and field trips aimed to support a sustainable food culture in Singapore, and test alternative scenarios of the Smart Nation plan. The project encouraged citizens to participate and co-design an open platform organized around DIY low-cost technology and "smart" food practices. In this paper, we describe two Squat & Grow workshops run by tutors from Indonesia and Singapore and show how the Smart Nation can be differently built through DIY biological and technological activities. We also demonstrate how Singapore becomes a conduit rather than a center for technological innovation and economic development within the region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSEACHI 2016
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Cities for Better Living with HCI and UX, CHI 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341943
StatePublished - May 7 2016
Event2nd Southeast Asia Computer Human Interaction Symposium, SEACHI 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 7 2016 → …

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Conference2nd Southeast Asia Computer Human Interaction Symposium, SEACHI 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period5/7/16 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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