Conference: Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism -   Housing Modernities

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Title

Conference: Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism -   Housing Modernities

Description

30 Nov 2019, Sat 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

From the 1930s onwards the Singapore Improvement Trust experimented with new housing patterns. With the new Republic after 1965, the thrust in public housing was a march towards modernity by eradication of traditional villages and the creation of modern living pattern to promote social and racial harmony. How can we understand the programme and what was its implication? What were the social impacts and modernist outlooks and what do they mean for society today?

“Evil Fruits” in the Garden City of Paradise
Wong Yunn Chii, Associate Professor, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore

Beyond Critique: Housing and Modernity
Wee H Koon, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, and Founding Director, Cities in Asia Summer Programme; and Eunice Seng, Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, and Principal, SKEW Collaborative Shanghai-Hong Kong.

Dwelling on an HDB Point Block
Ho Weng Hin, Partner & Director, Studio Lapis, and Founding Director, Singapore Chapter of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

Modernity Within and Beyond Nation-States, -Isms, and Fields
Shirley Surya, curator, Design and Architecture, M+, Hong Kong,

Moderated by Ho Puay-peng, Professor and Head, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore

Date

2019-11-30

Coverage

Programme Item Type Metadata

Short Description

With the new Republic after 1965, the thrust in public housing was a march towards modernity by eradication of traditional villages and the creation of modern living pattern to promote social and racial harmony.

Programme Type

Audience

General
Professional

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“Conference: Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism -   Housing Modernities,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2597.