We catch up with Yale-NUS alum and full-time artist Jevon Chandra, who is working on his project The History of Utopian Aspirations (Dreaming in the City). It explores the projection of dreams onto places in Singapore in the past, and a "contestation of dreams" in the present.
In a film workshop for The Future of Our Pasts, Ben Slater encouraged the teams to embrace multiplicity in narratives, and cautioned against succumbing to pure nostalgia when engaging with Singapore’s past.
We speak to a team of students across NUS, NTU, Yale-NUS, Oxford, Columbia and LSE, who are working together on'You Don’t Need Much Space to Have Sex’; Casting Singapore’s History Through Intimacies'. They hope to investigate how forms of intimacy have manifested across time in Singapore, and highlight the inherent complexity and diversity in our understandings of love, intimacy, marriage and sexuality.
Four Royal College of Music student-musicians from Singapore explore the idea of Singaporean composition in a Western Classical Music tradition. Through Project IdIOM, they ask whether a collective identity exists in concert music written by Singaporeans, while gaining a new appreciation of our composers.
Local band The MadHatter Project considers Singapore's colonial past in Sarong Party: A Multi-Disciplinary Musical Look At Singapore’s Anglophilia. They hope to reflect on our political and social relationship with colonialism through music, theatre and arts. Expect a party!
Artist, photographer, and author of 'Yesteryears' Sean Cham investigates the resettlement process from kampungs and informal housing to today's ubiquitous HDB flats in First Storeys. We spoke to Sean about his latest project with The Future of Our Pasts.