Co-founder, The Local People
With a passion for creating experiences that incubate and inspire, Lu Yawen dared to challenge what the educational curriculum and a structured environment by co-founding The Local People in 2014. Street party + artists’ market + live music, The Local People is a start-up that provides a monthly night market like party atmosphere to help showcase the talent of local artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. The first event drew over 1,000 people. Now known for her ability to see opportunity literally everywhere—, The Local People has been held at DECK – a gallery space made from stacked shipping containers, People’s Park Complex carpark roof, Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, and most recently, the West Coast Viaduct. One of the biggest events they’ve organized, the Express Art Market drew over 30,000 people and was held at the old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.
The Arts, Architecture & Design