Public Summit (Day 3)


The three-day Public Summit brings together a prominent group of architects, theorists, researchers, curators, and community groups to share ideas about sustainability, food and energy sources, spatial practice, and social relations in the urban fabric. Programmed as a series of Structured Conversations, the Public Summit attempts to bridge artistic practices and academic research with bottom-up initiatives and explore various strategies and participatory approaches, projecting solutions and desires for future “cities for people”.

Saturday, 21 January 2017



2.00 – 4.00pm

Welcome address

Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, and Professor, School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Khim Ong, Deputy Director, Exhibitions, Residencies, and Public Programmes, NTU CCA Singapore

Structured Conversation #4: Performing the City

How can artistic practices activate communities, give voice to, and provoke different experiences of our built environment? How do artistic interventions stimulate processes of reflexivity? What are the shared methodologies that allow us to intervene into the social, cultural, and political through performative gestures that animate an alternative understanding and experience of everyday living?

Host: Anca Rujoiu, curator and Manager, Publications, NTU CCA Singapore

With Laura Anderson Barbata, artist; Lucy Orta, artist and Professor and Chair of Art and the Environment, University of the Arts London; and Sissel Tolaas, artist and smell researcher

Respondents: Sophie Goltz, Assistant Professor, NTU ADM / CCA Singapore; and Charmaine Toh, Curator, National Gallery Singapore

4.15 – 6.30pm

Structured Conversation #5: Who Owns the City?

Devoted to discussions on spatial justice and temporal and social relations in the urban environment, this session analyses the production of spaces and its effect on cultural constructions. How can social interactions and relations be managed, and how can active citizenry potentially change the way we interact? Whose voices matter and how can they contribute to how a city is shaped?

Host: Calvin Chua, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design

With Regina Bittner, Head of Academy Department and Deputy Director, Bauhaus Dessau; Yvonne P. Doderer, Professor for Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf; Lukas Feireiss, curator and author; and Marjetica Potrč, Professor for Social Design, University of Fine Arts (HFBK), Hamburg

Respondent: Wong Chen-Hsi, Assistant Professor, NTU ADM, Singapore

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Sat Jan 21, 2017
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