Public Summit (Day 2)


The three-day Public Summit brings together a prominent group of architects, theorists, researchers, curators, and community groups to share ideas about sustainability, food and energy sources, spatial practice, and social relations in the urban fabric. Programmed as a series of Structured Conversations, the Public Summit attempts to bridge artistic practices and academic research with bottom-up initiatives and explore various strategies and participatory approaches, projecting solutions and desires for future “cities for people”.

Friday, 20 January 2017



2.00 – 4.00pm

Welcome address

Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, and Professor, School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Khim Ong, Deputy Director, Exhibitions, Residencies, and Public Programmes, NTU CCA Singapore

Structured Conversation #2: Modalities of Exchange

Dedicated to examining various modes of exchange beyond pure economic terms, speakers will share their experiences working across cultures and diverse communities, introducing strategies for bridging differences. How are we able to create shared knowledge and resource, and intervene into various social and cultural patterns? Can the shared spaces we create allow us to achieve an alternative economy based on social debate, giving, and sharing that can be managed by citizens rather than global finance?

Host: Sophie Goltz, Assistant Professor, NTU ADM / CCA Singapore

With Qinyi Lim, independent curator; Matthew Mazzotta, artist; and Woon Tien Wei, Post-Museum

Respondent: Yvonne P. Doderer, Professor for Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf

4.15 – 6.30pm

Structured Conversation #3: Critical Spatial Practice

This session explores the social, cultural, and political production of space in relation to urban intervention and the possibilities for individual acts and bottom-up initiatives versus top-down planning. What is the critical mode of spatial practice today? What ideas and options do we have for future urban habitats?

Host: Ute Meta Bauer

With Nikolaus Hirsch, architect; Hyungmin Pai, Director, 1st Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 and Professor of Architecture, University of Seoul; and Apolonija Šušteršič, artist, architect and Professor, Art & Public Space, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Respondent: Regina Bittner, Head of Academy Department and Deputy Director, Bauhaus Dessau

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Fri Jan 20, 2017
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM SGT
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The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks Singapore 109443
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