Through A Common Ground, The Co-op investigates the act of “commoning,” the creation of a space in which all resources are shared with the means of developing social processes.


Experimental at its core, the main objective of A Common Ground is to produce a series of programmes that examine and interrogate the feasibility of establishing a commons in Singapore. A Common Ground is a month-long inquiry that will be examined through four anchor programmes:

Berita Harian Panas-Panas, a translation project; a recording project titled Something to Say; the on-site construction of an Off-Grid Autonomous Water System; and the ticketed concert togethergathergather

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7 – 26 Feb 2017
Opening hours: Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm; Closed Mon
Opening Party: 9 Feb 2017, 7pm – 9.30pm

Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm

A communal translation project in which articles from Singapore’s national Malay-language daily are translated to English for a non-Malay speaking audience.

3rd floor
Workshops: 4, 5, 11, 12, 17 February, 1pm – 3pm

Participate in “commoning” natural resources for all through a crowd-built water collection and cleansing system.

Box Office
Tue – Thur, 11am – 7pm; Fri – Sun, 2pm – 10pm

Got stories, gossip, songs and poems about the everyday to share? Something To Say seeks to engage people in a conversation about life, the way we live it, and what matters to us the most.

18 February, 3pm – 10pm; $10 tickets at the door

Myanmar rock, void deck jiwang, ethnic fusion, all-girl hardcore, Japanese ska and more under the roof of The Substation.

Visit for full details on the above-mentioned programmes, as well as to apply / register for any one of them.