When I chose Dakota as my location to do research on I had no clue where Dakota was, and I don’t even know what’s so special about it. So after googling and asking around, I found out about Dakota Crescent.
I went to Dakota between 2-5 pm. I snapped some pictures of the abandoned buildings(there’s more on my slides): https://oss.adm.ntu.edu.sg/rosf0002/dakota-crescent-research/
First thing I realised was that there were lots of peeling paints and rusting metal and trash and how smelly the place was. So I decided to focus on the textures that had naturally occured due to abandonment.
They make nice abstract pictures so I decided to go with it. I thought of re-making my own textures for my zine through various methods, eg. Lino-cut printing, mark making so this was all the reference I got:
I also thought of putting some words/phrases in my zine that show ‘abandonment’.