Discipline the City Season Pass
- Workshop (every first Friday)
- Salon (every first Friday)
- Cinema (every first Thursday)
Season Pass sales close on 30 June 2017, 2359hrs.
Overview of programmes
5 & 12 May
FOOD.SPACE.DESIGN TAKEOVER (2-part workshop)
Ng Hui Ying
Before food arrives on plates, it has to be cultivated, transported, prepared and cooked. Take a closer look at how these spaces – gardens, markets, kitchens – are designed; then re-make them.
What Will We Wear? Uniforms for Singapore in 2065
Fashion has long embodied codes and cultures that discipline the bodies and communities that they adorn. Collectively envision what uniforms this city’s citizens will need in the coming future.
7, 9 & 22 July
Shifting Concretes (3-part workshop)
Kwek Jia Qi & Karen Lam
Orchard Road has long been designed to resist individuals' interference in its crafted image. The workshop generates an artistic intervention that will facilitate social interactions in Orchard Road.
4, 7 &14 August
Peoples' bodies are both physical and social constructions: they carry relationships, norms, values, habits and questions. Be sensitised to the concealed questions of human bodies through this three-part movement workshop.
5 & 8 September
Every year during the Hungry Ghost Festival, a spiritual city springs into being. Through a walking tour of a HDB estate on 5 September, the peak of Hungry Ghost Festival, map everyday spirituality in the city.
How safe are we? Security and Trespassing in the City
Yvette Koh & LockpickSG
As wealth grew, so did security measures in the city. Examine the ways in which buildings and locks have been designed to both resist but also invite trespassers. The session ends with a demonstration of locksport – recreational lock-picking.
There is a materials surcharge of $15 which entitles each participant to a training lock and lockpick set. Season pass holders will pay this $15 at the door.
Living with Our Disabilities
Danielle Hong & Lim Jingjie
For many who live with disabilities, accessing public facilities and spaces calls for many micro-decisions and lifestyle adjustments. Uncover gaps in the built environment that could be improved to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.
Save Your Streets: A Walkability Game
Participate in Design
The liveability of our neighbourhoods starts from the design of our streets. Using the Save Your Streets Participatory Planning Toolkit, be the architect and planner of a neighbourhood for a day.
Singaporeans will certainly recall Michael Chiang's highly successful and extremely patriotic comedy, "Army Daze". This portrayal of National Service was both a pioneering English-language play (1987) and film (1996), and is noteworthy for its inclusion of a coded queer character: Kenny Pereira, a flamboyantly effeminate Eurasian recruit. Examine the political, social and cultural confluences that led to the creation of this character, the nuances of his role and his diverse interpretations, and his arguable legacy in Singaporean theatre and film.
Another Space Is Possible? Art Creating Urban Space in Singapore
Mayee Wong & Joanne Leow
In 2012, Singaporean street artist SKL0, famed for her sticker-bombing graffiti work, was arrested under charges of vandalism. Explore aesthetics of resistance in Singapore’s tightly controlled spatial landscape, and the urban possibilities evoked by cultural production.
Abstraction and the City
The utopia that is Singapore has been founded on an ideal social order and brought about by standardized design and mass production. Understand how the work of local artists, Jeremy Sharma and Anthony Poon evokes both the structured impersonality of the urban fabric and the circumscribed modes of social life that has for long been associated with post-independence Singapore.
Everyday life in Pyongyang has been structured through specific architectural settings. Trace the urban transformation of the city over the past decade and the influence of the built environment on daily routines.
The body has been disciplined through the rapid production, reproduction and consumption of cultural content in a post-capitalist society. Identify the precendents to viral music content in a hypersocial world through an analysis of contagion factors present within Harlem Shake, Psy's Gangnam Style and Pikotaro's PPAP.
In filmmaker Tan Pin Pin’s documentary Snow City (2011), viewers are taken through a montage of seemingly unrelated scenes from the Singapore cityscape. Unpack Tan's construction of filmic space and acute use of atmosphere in highlighting dimensions of space across the city.
Buildings Must Die: Reflections From Singapore
Stephen Cairns and Jane M. Jacobs
In architecture and urban design, the disciplinary practice of design focusses on the beginning, rather than middle and end, of a building’s life. Understand how a wider ecological of design can aid in the development of a sensitivity for the inert - can one feel for buildings and cities as they age, deteriorate and ultimately die?
Making Noise in the Nanny State
Music has long been a vehicle for political resistance. Uncover significant examples in a close reading of Singapore's music history.
From hyperactive cities to languid villages or post-apocalyptic slums, CINEMA explores the urban conditioning of bodies by routines, ideologies or police control. Anchored by the opening film of Tokyo!, the four selected films follow protagonists as they struggle to rise above cyclic states of discipline. Through the sub-themes of Transformation, Anarchy, and Rebirth, the collection reveals how places shape their inhabitants.
3 MAY Secret Film 1 - Tokyo!
Leos Carax, Joon-ho Bong, Michel Gondry
Tokyo is a city of transitions in three short films. A young woman who finds her life useless experiences a metamorphosis. A disheveled Caucasian emerges from a manhole to face arrest, trial, and execution. A recluse experiences human contact when a pizza-delivery girl faints at his door during an earthquake. A chair, a corpse, a hermit: sources of urban connection?
8 JUNE Secret Film 2 - Transformation
To be revealed
6 JULY Secret Film 3 - Anarchy
To be revealed
3 AUGUST Secret Film 4 - Rebirth
To be revealed