Borneo Laboratory launches urban green creative project in former Kuching supermarket
In Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo Laboratory is leading the Urban Green Pockets Project, a city-wide initiative based at the former Ting & Ting Supermarket building. The space has recently been converted into Think & Tink, a mind factory, community arts space and creative incubator rolled into one.
As reported in The Star, a city-wide #plantlifefromplastic campaign is underway in Kuching, Sarawak, to collect 1,500 units of 1.5L plastic bottles for the Urban Green Pockets Project organised by Borneo Laboratory.
These bottles will be converted into planters for a community garden and food bank in the heart of the city, at the old Ting & Ting supermarket premises.
The idea for the Urban Green Pockets Project happened during the lockdown last year.
“We thought if there is anything we can contribute to the community, we should start from something simple and subtle. Starting from food, we can then review how we can create more outdoor spaces that are naturally ventilated, ” says Wendy Teo, founder of Borneo Laboratory and in-house curator of Think & Tink.
The Green Pockets project is the tangible manifestation of citizen organised healthy food growth, contributing to the community food bank in downtown Kuching.