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INCOMPLETE URBANISM: ATTEMPTS OF CRITICAL SPATIAL PRACTICE

A PARALLEL PROJECT OF THE SINGAPORE BIENNALE 2016

Singapore Biennale 2016 Parallel Project NTU CCA Singapore INCOMPLETE URBANISM: ATTEMPTS OF CRITICAL SPATIAL PRACTICE
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.