I was very glad to have participated in the Salon Series at The Substation running this year under the theme of ‘Discipline the City’ with Joanne Leow as speakers. Both of us wanted to open up a conversation about ‘street’ art in Singapore, a heavily regulated Southeast Asian city-state — that is, art of the street (i.e. street culture), and art also done from street level (to evoke de Certeau and Lefebvre) — and throw these questions out there: is there an aesthetic of resistance to Singaporean (street) art? And how would one describe that if there was, in the context of the spatially controlled urban space? Continue reading
I am grateful for the Design History Society Student Conference Bursary Award which gave me the opportunity to attend the Design History Society Conference held this year in San Francisco. My report on my presentation at the conference is on the Design History Society blog here.
Thanks to the HArCS Dean’s Summer Fellowship this year, I managed to conduct some fieldwork in London and Singapore. I will be presenting a poster titled “Imageable Futures of the Sustainable City” on my summer of research at the DHI Fall Reception, along with my illustrious colleagues from the Cultural Studies Graduate Group. (Many thanks to Patrice Soehnlein for her poster design.)