Shifting Concretes (3-part workshop)


Shifting Concretes is a programme from the WORKSHOP series, as part of The Substation's Discipline The City 2017 programme.

Orchard Road, as seen from recent news headlines, has lost its attraction. While it projects a glossy international image, it remains a place that people lack a sense of belonging to. How could one create an intervention that could help reconfigure Orchard Road as a space for greater social interactions to build a sense of belonging?

Over the course of a month, participants will be engaged in a series of workshops, working together to conceptualise an intervention that generates much-needed conversations and engagement with Orchard Road. Collectively, participants will reflect and reassess our urban experience in our city, cultivating a social experience of what truly makes this space a place for those who inhabit in it.

These workshops are open to all aged 16 - 35 years old.

Session 1
7 July, The Substation
Orientation + Brainstorming

Session 2
9 July, Orchard Road
Reading the space: field session, site-visit

Session 3
22 July, The Substation
Prototyping & Art-making

Session 4 (End July)
Intervention (TBC)

*Buying tickets to more than 4 workshops/lectures/films? Consider a Season Pass.

About the facilitators

Quek Jia Qi
Jia Qi is a multi-disciplinary artist who believes in the arts’ capacity for introspection, connection and community engagement. Working with relational aesthetics, narratives, and public spaces, she explores the arts’ potential in breaking personal and social barriers to enable confrontation of the necessary dialogues and the everyday.

Based in London and Singapore, she has exhibited public installations and in galleries such as the Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore Galleries, Capitol Piazza, 5th Base Gallery London, and published various commissioned illustrations. Currently, she is pursuing Fine Art and History of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Karen Lam
Karen enjoys writing her own creative pieces much more than studying texts as an undergraduate of English Literature in NUS. Her interests lie in engaging with the community, and the collection of narratives of the everyday. She hopes to always be able to find new ways of expression through various mediums of art. When not involved in any creative projects, she spends her time trekking up mountains.

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Fri Jul 7, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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The Substation / Orchard Road
Standard (incl. ticketing fees) SOLD OUT $11.50
Venue Address
45 Armenian Street Singapore
Workshop takes place in studio on 3rd floor. Some sessions may happen outdoors on Orchard Road.
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