Vanishing Crafts

Vanishing Materials

a series of publication about Singapore traditional crafts and artisans





part of singapore culture & design research project


Vanishing Series is designed to promote the awareness of traditional crafts. It was conceived to serve as a memory project of Singapore, sharing stories of the last few remaining artisans. Readers are invited to partake as co-creators. As the pages are designed with lots of blank space for their curatorial input, their memory records and photographs of any traditional artisan and vanishing trade from around the world. In order for this valuable history to pass down for generations to come, a children’s storybook is included to introduce this heritage to the younger generations. Children can have an English or a Chinese storybook, by flipping on either side of the 5-metre long storybook.



Vanishing Series is supported by National Library Board Singapore, Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Ministry of Education Singapore.

Research period: 2014-2015


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