Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice

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Title

Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice

Description

Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice is an open-ended exhibition that serves as a laboratory of ideas, exploring the indeterminacy and changeability of urban living. Borrowing its title from eminent Singaporean architect William S.W. Lim’s book Incomplete Urbanism: A Critical Urban Strategy for Emerging Economies (2012), this multifaceted project takes Lim’s practice and the initiatives of the Asian Urban Lab that he started with colleagues in 2003, as a point of departure. It presents various researches into the spatial, cultural and social aspects of city life according to the publications Lim was involved with.

Acknowledging Lim’s contributions as a prolific urban theorist and catalyst of ideas, whose vision asks that we reconsider the traditions of Asian architecture for the “contemporary vernacular”, Incomplete Urbanism is a direct response to his critical ideas – a space is generated to encourage participation and agency.

Lim’s key ideas will be explored by commissioned projects from several contributors, including Dr Marc Glöde (Germany/Singapore), film curator, Visiting Scholar, School of Art, Design (ADM) and Media, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore; Laura Miotto (Italy/Singapore), Associate Professor, NTU ADM; Shirley Surya (Indonesia/Hong Kong), Associate Curator for Design and Architecture, M+, Hong Kong and NTU CCA Singapore Visiting Research Fellows; Dr Etienne Turpin (Canada/Indonesia), Research Scientist, Urban Risk Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States; and Sissel Tolaas (Norway/Germany), smell researcher and artist.

Incomplete Urbanism seeks to present a dynamic space to engage urban issues, through discussions, debates, a programme on classic Singapore films, workshops and other collective efforts.

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Exhibition Item Type Metadata

Short Description

Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice is an open-ended exhibition that serves as a laboratory of ideas, exploring the indeterminacy and changeability of urban living.

Exhibition Mode

Exhibition Space

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Exhibition Start Date

2016-10-29

Exhibition End Date

2017-01-29

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice, 29 October 2016 – 29 January 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, installation view.

Collection

Citation

“Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed May 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/101.