Entanglements – Writing The Environment
Date: 21, 22, 24 & 25 Feb 2022
Time:9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: NTU CCA Singapore, The Seminar Room, Block 37 Malan Road, Singapore 109452
Course Fee: $856 (inc. GST) Skillsfuture credits applicable for Singaporeans.
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About the Course
Entanglements – Writing the Environment is a 4-day course which offers participants the opportunity to develop their writing skills and interests in ways that promote and illustrate environmental awareness, concerns, and sensitivities.
Participants will explore diverse issues of the environment captured in writing through experimenting with a variety of writing forms from the glossary definition, annotations, essay, review, poetry, short fiction and novel.
The course format will include examination of literary texts related to environmental themes, class discussions, as well as writing and editing practice to texts produced throughout the course.
By the end of this course, participants will have a new literary appreciation and increased confidence in writing about the natural world. Join us in the sandbox of literature to explore new ideas, experiment with language, and arrange words in new and exciting ways with like-minded individuals.
What You Will Learn
1. To understand different formats of writing and writing conventions that can be applied to other facets of daily life.
2. To integrate environmental concerns in writing of fiction and non-fiction.
3. To identify and analyse developments in the field of environmental literature through the study of specific works.
4. To develop a personal style of writing by connecting ideas and creating an effective narrative.
Who Should Sign Up
Artists, Cultural Producers, Curators, Researchers, Educators, Naturalists, Editors, Art Critics, Budding Writers or someone who simply enjoys writing
Your Course Instructors
Jason Wee is an artist, writer and curator working between contemporary art, architecture, poetry and photography. He is the founder and director of Grey Projects, a non-profit artists’ space in Singapore that serves as an art library and residency space that focuses on curatorship, new writing, design propositions and art. It also produces publications and holds exhibitions, talks, reading groups and workshops.
He has held group and solo shows in Germany, Luxembourg, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and USA. His works are in private and public collections around the world, including the Singapore Art Museum. His work has been reviewed in Artnews, New York Times, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Time Out Singapore, Singapore Architects, Art Asia Pacific as well as other Asian publications. Jason was awarded the Young Artist Award for visual arts in Singapore in 2008 and the Voters’ Prize from the Singapore Art Museum in 2009.
His latest book, In Short, Future Now is a volume of poetry on Asia in the wake of a climate crisis. The 2021 publication was a finalist for the Gaudy Boy Poetry Prize, awarded once a year to an unpublished poetry manuscript in English by an author of Asian heritage.
Anca Rujoiu is a curator, writer and editor who brings a multi-faceted approach to her work. In 2021, she curated a series of commissions by artists Shubigi Rao, Weixin Chong and Kent Chan for the inaugural exhibition at the Botanical Art Gallery which unearthed relationships between publishing, print technologies, colonial expansion, and the production and dissemination of botanical knowledge.
As the Curator for Exhibitions and Head of Publications at NTU CCA Singapore from 2013 to 2018, Anca co-edited Becoming Palm, a collaboration between the artist Simryn Gill and anthropologist Michael Taussig on the visible and less visible effects of palm oil plantations in Malaysia and Colombia. The book followed Gill’s solo exhibition at NTU CCA Singapore. Taussig’s contribution to this book became part of his Palma Africana published by the University of Chicago Press in 2018.
In 2016, Anca co-edited Tomás Saraceno’s Arachnid Orchestra, which focused on the arachnids’ mode of communication through vibrations. The publication included commissioned texts by anthropology professor Elizabeth A. Povinelli and a manifesto authored by philosopher and social theorist Brian Massumi.