‘Conversations over walls: Friendship and aspiration amongst low wage migrants in Singapore and Dubai’ by Dr Laavy Kathiravelu, Aug 19

On Monday, August 19th, 2013 Dr Laavanya Kathiravelu will give a presentation entitled Conversations over Walls: Friendship and Aspiration Amongst Low Wage Migrants in Singapore and Dubai. This event is jointly organized with the Singapore Research Nexus (SRN) at FASS. The Conversations over Walls seminar poster can be downloaded here. Dr Laavanya Kathiravelu is a Research Read More…

Workshop on Asian Urbanisms in Theory and Practice: The Future of the Vernacular City – July 1-2 ’13

On July 1-2 (Monday and Tuesday), 2013, FASS Cities Research Cluster, Urban Knowledge Network Asia, NL, ARI Asian Urbanisms Cluster, and the Future Cities Lab will hold a workshop on Asian Urbanisms in Theory and Practice: The Future of the Vernacular City. This workshop is organized by Prof Mike Douglass, Dr Rita Padawangi, and A/P Read More…

Dr Hitchings seminar on “The changing practice of recreational running in cities: questioning how exercise comes to happen in particular urban environments” – April 23

The Changing Practice of Recreational Running in Cities: Questioning How Exercise Comes to Happen in Particular Urban Environments Date: April 23, Tuesday Time: 4-5:30 pm Venue: Earth Lab, Block AS2/02-03, Department of Geography, FASS, NUS Kent Ridge Chair: Dr Elaine Ho, FASS Geography Organizers: FASS Cities Research Cluster and FASS Department of Geography If you Read More…

“Empire Food to Post-Colonial City: Circulating Foodscapes in London, Toronto, and Singapore” by Dr Jayeeta Sharma, Feb 7

Empire Food to Post-Colonial City: Circulating Foodscapes in London, Toronto, and Singapore Download the flyer for Empire Food to Post-Colonial City Abstract The first part of this talk undertakes a historical analysis of some issues around food, urban, and circulatory history in the modern British Empire. The second part involves an exploratory discussion of post-colonial Read More…

Workshop on ‘Friendship and the Convivial City’ – 5 to 6 Sept ’13

  Workshop on ‘Friendship and the Convivial City’ Venue: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, AS7 Shaw Foundation Building, Level 6, Research Division Seminar Room (06-42). To get to the Research Division Seminar Room, walk straight past the restrooms after exiting the elevator, then past the glass door on the left, Read More…

Conference on ‘Geographies of Aspiration: Urban Places, Constitutive Connections and Methodological Innovations’

On July 22-23 (Monday and Tuesday), 2013, FASS Cities Research Cluster will hold a workshop on Geographies of Aspiration: Urban Places, Constitutive Connections and Methodological Innovations. cities@manchester, University of Manchester, UK and ARI Asian Urbanisms Cluster are co-organizing the workshop, namely, A/P Tim Bunnell, Prof Mike Douglass, and Dr Rita Padawangi, who represent FASS Cities Read More…

‘Hacking the City’ and ‘The Future of Things’ by Dr Chris Speed, Feb 5th-6th

Dr Chris Speed is Reader in Digital Spaces with the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh, where he teaches undergraduate, masters, supervises PhD students, and directs research projects. Dr Speed has sustained a critical enquiry into how digital technology can engage with the field of architecture and human geography Read More…