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[LumiNation 2019] Talks – Representations of Ethnicity and the Curation of the Vernacular City as Heritage in Singapore

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How has Singapore's historical urban landscape been set up to play the role of signifiers and stage sets for the performance of our cultural identities, as defined by both state and community actors? In this talk, Imran Tajudeen explores the the curation of the urban artefact, from the packaging of whole neighbourhoods to its streetscapes to individual buildings. Through a look at the hidden, typological and social history dimension of individual shophouses/dwellings and the shared toponymic framework for old neighourhoods in Singapore Town that existed beneath official labels, this talk explores the collective bases by which we built the city in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the multi-ethnic and cross-cultural interactions therein that is rendered invisible and is overwritten by our current framings of the historical urban landscape.
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Sun Aug 18, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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Venue
Living Room, The Arts House
Tickets
General Admission FULL
Venue Address
1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore 179429 Singapore
Organizer
The Arts House
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