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Chaired by Dinu Bodiciu (Romania/Singapore), Fashion Lecturer, LASALLE College of the Arts Discussing issues of sustainability and environmentally-responsible design, the speakers will touch upon their strategies of operating in ways that cultivate…

With a focus on Southeast Asia, this discussion will unveil the richness of traditional fabric making and dyeing through the lens of textile expert Lee Chor Lin, who will present a comprehensive overview of the region; anthropologist Geneviève…

Sopheap Pich, whose work is among those featured in Trees of Life – Knowledge in Material, started working with natural materials, such as bamboo, rattan, burlap, beeswax, and earth pigments, in the early 2000s to create sculptural objects informed…

A climbing palm of tropical Southeast Asia, rattan has supplied material over the centuries for everyday objects and artworks. What is the surface made of? What are the unique characteristics of rattan? Examining laboratory analysis from electron…

With over 600 species, rattan is astonishingly diverse with its main centre of distribution in Southeast Asia and the Malay Archipelago. Uses of the plants range from medicine to cigarette papers, from basket weaving to cane furniture. Leading rattan…

Silk, known as the “Queen of Fibres” as it is strong, fine, and highly lustrous, is made from silkworm cocoons through a sericulture process. The triangular cross section with round edges of the silk fibre reflects light like a prism, making silk…

Chaired by Dr Lisa Onaga (United States/Germany), Senior Research Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and Assistant Professor, School of Humanities, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, NTU Sericulture, or silk…

Moderated by Laura Miotto (Italy/Singapore), Associate Professor and Co-director, MA Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University (NTU ADM) Dedicated to spatial and furniture design, this…

11 Mar 2016, Fri 6:00pm - 7:30pm Samsui women migrated from Southern China to Singapore in the early decades of the twentieth century to toil mainly as construction workers. They were easily recognised through their distinctive red headscarves, black…

Art, Urban Change, and the Public Sphere: Public Art Education Summit Friday, 18 October 2019, Venue: The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road 10.45am Beyond Education, Beyond Community, Presentation by Milenko Prvački (Ex-Yugoslavia/Singapore), Senior…
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