A PARALLEL PROJECT OF THE SINGAPORE BIENNALE 2016
Interior of People’s Park Complex, 1973. Designed by Design Partnership (succeeded by DP Architects). Courtesy DP Architects.
Incomplete Urbanism is an exhibition that serves as a laboratory of ideas, exploring the indeterminacy and changeability of urban living. Borrowing its title from eminent Singaporean architect William S.W. Lim’s book, Incomplete Urbanism: A Critical Urban Strategy for Emerging Economies (2011/2012), this project has multiple components. Taking Lim’s practice and the initiatives of the Asian Urban Lab as a point of departure, Incomplete Urbanism presents various researches into the spatial and cultural aspects of city life. Set against historical narratives, this exhibition seeks to create a dynamic space engaging urban issues, addressing how urbanity is engineered, claimed/disclaimed, sensed and sensitised; and proposes and discusses ways for imagining future habitats.