*SCAPE into social innovation…

Here are 5 great escapes into the wonderful world of changemaking tools brought to you by our friends at *SCAPEnodes.

  1. ZOOM IN with Edwin Koo

Capture a community on camera.

Learn how to collect life stories in pictures with veteran photographer and mentor Edwin Koo.

In this second run of ZOOM IN (here’s a recap of the first ZOOM IN workshop), link up with like-minded visual storytellers who want to change how people see.

Tell Real Stories

Date: 25th Feb, Thurs

Time: 7.30pm -9pm

Venue:*SCAPEmedia Hub

Cost: $10

Tell Real Stories + Photo Walk @ Tiong Bahru Market (limited to 12 pax only)

Date: 27th Feb, Sat

Time: 8am — 5pm

Venue: Tiong Bahru Market

Cost: $18​

Sign up here.

2. Creating Conversations — How to facilitate more effectively for social change

Brainstorm. Bond. And ban boring.

Learn to design dynamic discussions for social impact with Picture People Plan’s founder and director Huang Kailin.

Date: 5th Mar, Sat

Time: 9am — 2.30pm

Venue: *SCAPEmedia Hub

Cost: $10

Sign up here.

3. Same Same but Different Festival

Youths, learn to make doing good a part of your lifestyle — in ways that are relevant, meaningful, and fun. Immerse yourself in the plethora of activities and a passionate change-making community at the Same Same But Different Festival.

a) Inspiring initiatives such as running movement The Morning Greeters and social enterprise Soap Shifu

b) Free hands-on workshops (first-come-first-served!) where you get to learn to make shampoo or a terrarium, fix a lightbulb, or speak in sign language.

c) Storytelling sessions with social entrepreneurs and innovators.

d) Interactive exhibition booths (expect sewing and sporting try-outs!) that give you a taste of how to turn your hobby into a platform for good.

e) Cosy chit-chat corners to mingle with fellow big dreamers or make new friends.

Date: 2nd April 2016

Time: 11.00am — 7.00pm

Venue:*SCAPE Carpark (Beside *SCAPE Underground)

More information here.

4. Using Tech for Social Change — How to fundraise effectively for your cause

Craft a compelling cause and tap on friends’ networks to gain a community of support with SimplyGiving’s Jeannie Low.

Date: 12 Mar, Sat

Time: 1.00pm — 6.00pm

Venue: *SCAPEmedia Hub

Sign up here.

5. Design Thinking — Build a Learning Community

Brainstorm, empathise with users through interviews, and create user-centric solutions that serve the community with Saturday Geeks. No prior experience needed.

Date: 19 Mar, Sat

Time: 9.00am — 6.00pm

Venue: *SCAPE Newsroom, Level 4

Sign up here.

For more Social Venture Lab @ NUS events, stay tuned…