Market of Experiences (MOE) is exactly what its name suggests — a market that aims to engage with the public by offering a variety of experiences through their senses. The event is split into seven parts that range from interactive installations, to pop-ups, to games. These experiential events are curated by several artists, designers, and chefs.
One of these activities is Moveable Strangers, a pop-up by With Every, whereby a person can take any book from its library in exchange for making a bouquet of flowers to be given to a random stranger in hopes of brightening their day — it sounds like an ideal activity for a hippie. Or as social media content because no good deed is truly complete unless it’s been posted on Instagram.
Then, there’s Scents and Sensibility where visitors interact with vessels that contain different smells; their responses will then be recorded and reinterpreted as customised stories, or as they’d call it, ‘scripted fragrances’, which the respected visitor can take home with them.
Next is Pong Off — it’s like a combination of King’s Cup and a regular game of ping pong, only you’ll be completely sober. How this game works is that one of the two players will pick a random ball from a bowl which has an inscription written on it — it could be LRT stations, music or countries — then, after every swing, depending on what’s written on the ball, the player must shout out names relating to the theme. The player who wins both rounds of ball and word mentions will be rewarded with a special prize. Hopefully it’s got alcohol in it.
There are more activities to be announced, so be sure to follow Urbanscapes for more updates. Both you and your senses will not want to miss this!
Date Saturday 30 April ’16 — Sunday 1 May ’16
Venue Urbanscapes House, Medan Pasar
Cover Free entry
More information on the event here.