Book Vending Machine (2016)

With this initiative, three custom made book vending machines were produced to dispense books to literary bookworms on the go. These machines work towards introduce poetry, prose, graphic novels and photography books into new spaces around Singapore.

As the project manager for the independent bookstore BooksActually, my responsibilities included governmental grant application, budget management and public relations.

We invited three artists, Odelia TangSpeakCryptic and Alvin Mark Tan, to create the designs that now grace the three vending machines. The initial launch in 2016 saw the machines being placed at the National Museum of Singapore, the Goodman Arts Centre, and the Singapore Visitor Centre.

The machines were made possible by funding from SPRING Singapore's (now Enterprise Singapore) Capability Development Grant.

Joella KiuLiterature, Visual Art