A PARALLEL PROJECT OF THE SINGAPORE BIENNALE 2016
On the occasion for Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, the Centre launches the NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17 exploring CITIES FOR PEOPLE. This pilot edition will take place in November 2016 and January 2017, comprising of a two-part conference and a festival that will bring to life some of the ideas examined through collaborative projects and experiences led by artists and architects engaged in critical spatial practice. These projects consider issues of sustainability (food, biodiversity, energy, water resources), the varied uses of public/informal spaces, and will activate various parts of the Gillman Barracks arts precinct where NTU CCA Singapore is located.
The conference in November 2016, titled The Impossibility of Mapping (Urban Asia), will extend what is presented spatially in the exhibition and further engage with its key themes through cross dialogue and exchange between urban researchers, cultural producers, artists, and architects. It will focus on Southeast Asia and its multiple modernities. Responding to Lim’s provocation “imagining the unimaginable”, the conference will commence with a keynote lecture honouring Lim’s practice on 14 November by his long-term collaborator, Leon van Schaik, Innovative Professor of Architecture, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Speakers include William S. W. Lim, Jeremy Chia, Lilian Chee, Chomchon Fusinbaiboon, Sacha Kagan, Kwok Kian Woon, Roger Nelson, Eunice Seng, Pen Sereypagna, Simon Soon, Tan Dan Feng, Alvin Tan, Koon Wee, amongst others.
NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17 exploring CITIES FOR PEOPLE is presented by NTU CCA Singapore at Gillman Barracks with the support of the National Arts Council, Singapore. Additional support from Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore.