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Another Space Is Possible? Art Creating Urban Space in Singapore
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Another Space Is Possible? Art Creating Urban Space in Singapore is a lecture from the Salon series, part of The Substation's Discipline The City programme for 2017.
In 2012, Singaporean street artist SKL0, famed for her sticker-bombing graffiti work, was arrested under charges of vandalism. Explore aesthetics of resistance in Singapore’s tightly controlled spatial landscape, and the urban possibilities evoked by cultural production.
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About the speakers
Joanne Leow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research and teaching interests are in the fields of decolonizing literatures, postcolonial studies, urbanism, ecocriticism, and Asian/Asian North American literatures. She has published on Southeast Asian literature and film, and diasporic North American literature in Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Canadian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature, Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Journal of Asian American Studies. She is currently at work on a book manuscript on the politics of urban planning and cultural production in Singapore.
May Ee Wong is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory at the University of California, Davis. Her research examines the logics, aesthetics and imaginaries behind the notion of the global sustainable city in the age of ecological risk, and her research interests include critical conceptions of urban space, the cultural politics of architectural and design history, Science Technology and Society (STS) studies, and visual culture and aesthetics. She has also collaborated on projects such as "The Venice Biennale Ideological Guide 2013," and contributed essays and reviews to "Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary," "Evental Aesthetics," "Reflect/Refract: Essays on Photography in Singapore" and "CONTEMPORARY ARTS+CULTURE Broadsheet." She is a member of the Singapore chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).
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