Sympoisum: The Geopolitical and the Biophysical: A Structured Conversation on Art and Southeast Asia in Context, Part II Session 2 – The Land and its Reclamations

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Sympoisum: The Geopolitical and the Biophysical: A Structured Conversation on Art and Southeast Asia in Context, Part II
Session 2 – The Land and its Reclamations

Description

Sat 18 Jun 2016, 1.40 - 2.50 pm
Blk 43 Malan Road, The Single Screen

If the sea has long been a preoccupation of Singapore artist Charles Lim Yi Yong, so has the reclamation of land from the sea. Since Singapore’s independence in 1965, the island-city-state has grown over a quarter of its area through land reclamation on its outer lying islands and coasts. These circumstances may make Singapore unique in Southeast Asia, but in what ways does this demonstration of the technocratic state’s mastery over nature represent or misrepresent a shared aspiration of modernity in the region? In this session, Joshua Comaroff and Seth Denizen offer their perspectives on the larger implications of land reclamation.

Respondent: Shabbir Hussain Mustafa

Date

2016-06-18

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Short Description

In this session, Joshua Comaroff and Seth Denizen offer their perspectives on the larger implications of land reclamation.

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General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

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Yes

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No

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No

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Citation

“Sympoisum: The Geopolitical and the Biophysical: A Structured Conversation on Art and Southeast Asia in Context, Part II Session 2 – The Land and its Reclamations,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2266.