The ‘Activate!’ seminars, jointly organised by the ARI Asian Urbanisms Cluster and the NUS Department of Architecture, has launched its third series for the Fall semester of the NUS 2018/2019 academic year.
The emphasis of this series is on ‘pedagogy’; how civic practices and aspirations are actually being enacted in Singapore. This question will be explored through the lens of four different ‘spaces’. First, there is the space of liminality and precarity experienced by migrant labourers; then there is cyberspace, represented through the growing prominence of social media and online platforms in everyday life; physical space allowing for people to congregate and interact; and representational spaces, whereby ideologies are conveyed through artistic media such as photographs.
Seminars are open to all. They will take place at the ARI seminar room (AS8 level 4), from 4:00pm-5:30pm, on the following dates:
12th September 2018
‘Materializing Change for Migrant Workers’
Dr. Stephanie Chok, Humanitarian Organization for Migrant Economics
Ms. Debbie Fordyce, Transient Workers Count Too, and The Cuff Road Food Program
Dr. Natarajan Rajaraman, HealthServe
(This session has been convened by Dr. Karen McNamara and Mr. Marcel Bandur)
19th September 2018
‘Fostering Civic Participation through Online Platforms’
Ms. Kirsten Han, New Naratif
Dr. Johannes Mueller, Future Cities Laboratory
A/P Weiyu Zhang, National University of Singapore
Ms. Alecia Neo, Artist
Mr. Tom White, Yale-NUS College