Entanglements – Writing The Environment
Date:6, 7, *8, 10 and 11 Jan 2022
Time:9:00am – 4:00pm / *9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: NTU CCA Singapore, The Seminar Room, Block 37 Malan Road, Singapore 109452
Course Fee: $1284 (inc. GST) Skillsfuture credits applicable for Singaporeans/PRs.
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About the Course
Entanglements – Writing the Environment is a course that offers participants the opportunity to enhance their storytelling skills and interests in ways that promote and illustrate environmental awareness, concerns and sensitivities.
This intensive 4.5-day course will focus on different approaches to writing that challenges the human scale, provide new understandings of time, and account for more-than-human agents. 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, writing practice as well as reviews and edits to texts produced throughout the course. Class discussions and stimulating writing exercises will enable participants to develop a personal style, critically analyse developments in the field of environmental literature, integrate environmental concerns in the storytelling of fiction and non-fiction and recognize writing as an important form of environmental action.
By the end of this course, participants will have a new literary appreciation and increased confidence in writing about the natural world.
Your Course Instructors
Jason Wee is an artist, writer and curator working between contemporary art, architecture, poetry and photography. His artistic practice contends with sources of singular authority in favour of polyphony and difference.
Wee is the founder and director of Grey Projects, an artists’ space, library and residency that focuses on curatorship, new writing, design propositions and art. 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.
Anca Rujoiu is a curator and editor based in Singapore and Romania. She graduated from the MFA Curating programme at Goldsmiths College, UK and was one of the curators selected for the 3rd International Curator Course of the Gwangju Biennial in South Korea (2011).
Rujoiu was the co-editor of several books including Place. Labour. Capital (NTU CCA Singapore and Mousse Publishing, 2018), co-curator, together with Maria Lind, of the third Art Encounters Biennial in Timișoara (September-October 2019). She is currently a PhD candidate at Monash University in Melbourne.