How safe are we? Security and Trespassing in the City

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How safe are we? Security and Trespassing in the City is a programme from the WORKSHOP series, as part of The Substation's Discipline The City 2017 programme.

The more property and possessions people amass, the more there is the desire to secure and guard these against trespassing and theft. Yet how much confidence can people place in security mechanisms to keep themselves and their property safe? This workshop consists of two parts: the first examines how the fear of trespassing has influenced how we read, design, and inhabit our built environment; the second unpacks the role of the lock as the symbol and act of security.

This workshop is open to all. All participants will receive a lockpick and training lock set.

7:30pm - 8:30pm: Yvette Koh
How has the fear of trespassing influenced the way we read, design, and inhabit our built environment? A building cannot be fully understood without examining the people who want to break into them.

8:30pm - 9:30pm: LockpickSG
An overview and demonstration of locksport – a recreational hobby that allows individuals to demonstrate a variety of skills that includes lock picking, lock bumping, and a variety of other skills traditionally known only to locksmiths and other security professionals.

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About the facilitators

Yvette Koh
Yvette is an Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Design at Temasek Polytechnic and founder of YiDesigns, a design module established to explore ideas and space, artistry and craft, architecture and the home. Also the founder of her precinct's reading initiative to cultivate the love of reading, as well as to bring access of books and readers, to the underprivileged children in the neighbourhood.

She appreciates challenges and constantly seeks a more effective way of existence. A keen believer on the importance of architectural theory, critique, and application of resolve. Good design to her is one that responds to its environment and social fabric.

Apart from architecture, Yvette enjoys reading critical theories and strategies, and imagines that in an alternate universe she would be a military strategist.

Zach started picking locks as a young kid because he was always losing his keys. This curiosity led him to research extensively and sought out locksmiths to pick up various lockpicking methods. This is the first time he will be sharing his insights and experiences on locksport on a public channel.

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Fri Oct 6, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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Standard (incl. lockpick and training lock set) SOLD OUT $27.50
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Workshop takes place in studio on 3rd floor
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