Dr. Adelina Ong is an independent applied performance researcher who has been working with young people from low-income families in Singapore (2003 to present) and adults living with mental health conditions in London (2012 to present). Her synthetic (AI) applied performance practice is inspired by urban arts (street dance, skateboarding, graffiti, parkour/art du déplacement), placemaking practices and Death Cafes. She has published in Theatre Research International and Research in Drama Education (RiDE). She is currently co-editing Performing Homescapes with Prof. Sally Mackey and RiDE 2056: The Futures of Drama Education and Applied Theatre and Performance.