14 Nov 2016 - 22 Jan 2017
The Impossibility of Mapping (Urban Asia) 
14, 25 – 26 November 2016

Keynote Lecture in Honour of William S. W. Lim:
Contesting Modernity in Asia: reaching towards a Non-West Modernist Past; reflections on the thinking of William Lim
14 November 2016
URA Function Hall, Level 5, The URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road
By Professor Leon van Schaik (South Africa/Australia), Innovation Professor of Architecture, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia

25 – 26 November 2016
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road
Imagining the Unimaginable, panel conceived and chaired by William S. W. Lim (Singapore). Mid-Century Modern: Forms and Spaces in Cities extends the debate to the wider Southeast Asian region and is chaired by Roger Nelson (Australia/Cambodia), independent curator.
Projects, Workshops, Activities
13 – 22 January 2017
Gillman Barracks, various locations
Titled CITIES FOR PEOPLE, this pilot edition comprises a wide diversity of events. Artists, architects, designers bring to life some of the ideas through collaborative experiences. Issues of sustainability, food, biodiversity, energy and water resources will be addressed in various parts of the Gillman Barracks arts precinct.
19 – 21 January 2017
Gillman Barracks, various locations
A summit will take a broader look at spatial practices on the social, cultural, and political constructions of space.

CITIES FOR PEOPLE is the pilot edition of the annual NTU CCA Ideas Fest, a platform to catalyse critical exchange of ideas and encourage thinking “out of the box”. It is a bottom-up approach linking the artistic and academic community with grassroots initiatives. This pilot edition expands artistic interventions and engages contemporary issues such as air, water, food, environment, and social interaction in connection to artistic and cultural fields, academic research, and design applications.
The 10-day programme, coinciding with Singapore Art Week 2017 and Art After Dark at Gillman Barracks, comprises a conglomerate of performances, public installations, participatory projects and social experiment, urban farming initiatives, public dialogues, and a variety of workshops. It cumulates in a three-day summit that brings together a prominent group of architects, theorists, researchers, curators, and community groups to discuss and exchange ideas about urbanism, modes of exchange, critical spatial practice, and to envision a future city. CITIES FOR PEOPLE offers a platform to contemplate the possibilities for our shared space, reformulate our demands accordingly, and project solutions and desires for the future.
CITIES FOR PEOPLE, borrowing the title from a book by eminent Singapore architect William S. W. Lim published in 1990, expands on some of the ideas Lim developed, particularly in relation to tropical environments and recycling, as well as his call for a humanistic architecture. Organised on the occasion of the exhibition Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts at Critical Spatial Practice, this event is an invitation to share and engage in cooperative projects and collective experiences that critically reflect on current challenges in urban and social development.
Ideas Fest Concept: Ute Meta Bauer
Curators of CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17
Ute Meta Bauer and Khim Ong
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)
Exhibitions: Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443. Research Centre and Office: Block 6 Lock Road, #01-09/10, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108934

Exhibition Hours
Tue - Sun: 12.00 - 7.00pm
Fri: 12.00 - 9.00pm
Mon: Closed
Open on Public Holidays
Free Admission

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