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Public Summit, part of CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17

19 Jan 2017, Thu 03:00 PM - 06:30 PM
20 Jan 2017, Fri 01:30 PM - 06:30 PM
21 Jan 2017, Sat 01:30 PM - 06:30 PM
NTU CCA Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road, The Single Screen

The three-day Public Summit brings together a prominent group of architects, theorists, researchers, curators, and community groups to share and discuss 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”.

Free admission, registration is required. For enquiries, please email NTUCCAIDEASFEST@ntu.edu.sg.

 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

3.00pm

Registration

Tour of exhibition Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice by Khim Ong (Singapore), Deputy Director, Exhibitions, Residencies, and Public Programme, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)

4.00 – 6.30pm

Welcome Address

Ute Meta Bauer (Germany/Singapore), Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore, and Professor, School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

 

Structured Conversation #1: Food, Air, Water

This session opens up the debate surrounding sustainability in relation to food sources, water resources, and air quality. As elements that possess fundamental significance for all life, how has urban development and technology impacted and intervened into these resources? Can sustainability be achieved only with improved technology? Is sustainability sustainable? (William S. W. Lim) How can we better understand and work with regenerative processes of nature to create a more informed way of living for all?

Host: Paul Teng (Singapore), Professor and Adjunct Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU

With Joshua Comaroff (United States/Singapore), Assistant Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design and Design Consultant, Lekker; Eugene Heng (Singapore), Founder and Chairman, Waterways Watch Society; Conrad H. Philipp (Germany/Singapore), Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore-ETH Centre; and Marjetica Potrč (Germany), Professor for Social Design, University of Fine Arts (HFBK), Hamburg

Respondent: Cecilia Tortajada (Mexico and Spain/Singapore), Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS)

 

 

Friday, 20 January 2017

1.30pm                                         Registration

2.00 – 4.00pm

Welcome Address

Ute Meta Bauer and Khim Ong

Structured Conversation #2: Modalities of Exchange

Dedicated to examining various modes of exchange beyond pure economic terms, speakers will share their experiences working across cultures and diverse communities, introducing strategies for bridging differences. How are we able to create shared knowledge and resource, and intervene into various social and cultural patterns? Can the shared spaces we create allow us to achieve an alternative economy based on social debate, giving, and sharing that can be managed by citizens rather than global finance?

Host: Sophie Goltz (Germany/Singapore), Assistant Professor, NTU ADM / CCA Singapore

With Qinyi Lim (Singapore), independent curator; Matthew Mazzotta (United States), artist; and Woon Tien Wei (Singapore), Post-Museum

Respondent: Yvonne P. Doderer (Germany), Professor for Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf

4.15 – 6.30pm

Structured Conversation #3: Critical Spatial Practice

This session explores the social, cultural, and political production of space in relation to urban intervention and the possibilities for individual acts and bottom-up initiatives versus top-down planning. What is the critical mode of spatial practice today? What ideas and options do we have for future urban habitats?

Host: Ute Meta Bauer

With Nikolaus Hirsch (Germany), architect; Hyungmin Pai (South Korea), Director, 1st Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 and Professor of Architecture, University of Seoul; and Apolonija Šušteršič (Slovenia/Sweden and Norway), artist, architect and Professor, Art & Public Space, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Respondent: Regina Bittner (Germany), Head of Academy Department and Deputy Director, Bauhaus Dessau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 21 January 2017

1.30pm                                    Registration

2.00 – 4.00pm

Welcome Address

Ute Meta Bauer and Khim Ong

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 (Romania/Singapore), curator and Manager, Publications, NTU CCA Singapore

With Laura Anderson Barbata (Mexico/United States), artist; Lucy Orta (United Kingdom/France), artist and Professor and Chair of Art and the Environment, University of the Arts London; and Sissel Tolaas (Norway/Germany), artist and smell researcher

Respondents: Sophie Goltz; and Charmaine Toh (Singapore), Curator, National Gallery Singapore

4.15 – 6.30pm

Structured Conversation #5: Who Owns the City

This session explores the social, cultural, and political production of space in relation to urban intervention and the possibilities for individual acts and bottom-up initiatives versus top-down planning. What is the critical mode of spatial practice today? What ideas and options do we have for future urban habitats?

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

With Regina Bittner; Yvonne P. Doderer; Lukas Feireiss (Germany), curator and author; and Marjetica Potrč

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

 

 

 

 

 

Part of CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17.

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