About

Adib Jalal is an urbanist and writer who is curious about the cities and humanity that we share with each other.

He is currently the Co-founder and Director of placemaking studio Shophouse & Co. This is his personal website which is in a state of becoming.

Adib can also be found on Instagram and Twitter as @adibjalal.

Contact: hello [at] adibjalal.com 


Work Highlights

Selected Projects

  • 2020 :: Co-creator of PodscapeSounds & Stories of the city
  • 2019 :: Field Research, Stakeholder Engagement & Development of Placemaking Masterplan for Somerset Belt Youth Precinct
  • 2019 :: Stakeholder Engagement & Place Visioning for Geylang Serai Cultural Precinct
  • 2019 :: Stakeholder Engagement & Strategic Recommendations for Pre-pilot BIDs by Heartland Enterprise Center Singapore
  • 2018-2019 :: Stakeholder Engagement & Strategic Recommendations for Jalan Besar Town Council Masterplan
  • 2018-2019 :: Curator of Our Gallery at Taman Jurong – a residential public art collection
  • 2018 :: Stakeholder Engagement for Sentosa Masterplan
  • 2018 :: Co-Creator, Curator & Producer of The City Ramble – key program of Singapore Design Week
  • 2016-2017 :: Stakeholder Engagement, Place Visioning, Strategic Recommendations, & Placemaking Activation of Funan Showsuite
  • 2014-2017 :: Co-Curator & Producer of Design Trails – key program of Singapore Design Week
  • 2014-2017 :: Co-Curator & Producer of Programmes at National Design Centre
  • 2014 :: Co-Creator, Curator & Producer of Transitional___, a transitional space activation
  • 2012-2013 :: Festival Director of Archifest – a festival of ideas for the city
  • 2007 – 2014 :: Co-Creator & Editor of FIVEFOOTWAY
  • 2007 :: Co-creator of Magical Spaces Project

Selected Invitations & Presentations

2020

  • Presenter, Pecha Kucha Penang Volume 11, Special Edition of World Architecture Day
  • Moderator, “To Our City With Love” – a panel on lovability of a city by DesignSingapore Council
  • Panelist, Advertising Week x Facebook, “The Future of Community”

2019

  • Presenter, Let’s Connect! by National Arts Council, Singapore, May 2019

2017

  • Panelist, Reviving and Revitalizing Cities and Spaces Through Arts and Culture by Culture Academy (MCCY), Singapore, November 2017
  • Presenter, Placemaking Week 2017 by Project for Public Spaces, Amsterdam, October 2017
  • Panelist, Smart Cities Innovation Awards by Le Monde, Singapore, June 2017

2016

  • Speaker, Community Building Seminar by Housing Development Board, Singapore, May 2016
  • Speaker, Let’s Connect, Community Arts Speaker Series by National Arts Council, Singapore, March 2016

2015

  • Speaker, TEDx Changi Airport Group, Singapore. January 2015

2013

  • Speaker, Creative Mornings (Singapore), Topic: Urbanism. October 2013
  • City Curator, Creative(c)ities, Kaohsiung Design Festival. 2013

2012

  • Speaker, Pecha Kucha, World Architecture Festival. 2012

2008

  • Featured Creative, Singapore Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice. September 2008
  • Invited participant. “Cityscapers: By The Throat” by The British Council, Edinburgh. April 2008