The company name COLOURS is actually a combination of two words “Collectively Ours”. As implied by the name, their envision design practice to not only involve but empower the community and raise the sense of ownership. They work with clients to facilitate community dialogues that produce user-centric design. The mission is to design urban spaces through community participation, based on our core values of diversity, flexibility and empowerment.
The practice is closely linked to the research works at SURGE (Social Urban Research Group), a research lab focusing on urban history and social sustainability led by Dr. Chong Keng Hua, based in Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).