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urban body speaks/ the search for identity in singaporean post-republic art

by Caroline Ward United Kingdom/ Singapore Before the 1960s, Singapore was dramatically different. And the PAP sought to establish Singapore as modern, efficient, clean and economically successful, by shifting away … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

urban body speaks/ an editor’s view

by Farhan Shah It’s telling when a noun morphs into a verb, enters the modern lexicon and doesn’t get red flagged by Microsoft Word when typed out. Google is … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

urban body speaks/ A Public Exchange of Ethnographic Fragments

by Anonymous Singapore In June 2012, the Singapore Psychogeographical Society conducted A Public Exchange of Ethnographic Fragments at The Substation Random Room. Society facilitators collected fragments from roads and pavements … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

urban body speaks/ Between 581.5 km² and 723.2 km²

by Melanie Chua Between 581.5 km² and 723.2 km² Re redux   Let’s take time for a walk. Time, we can self-select our markers. Do i remember an end or … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

urban body speaks/ Esprit de corpse

by Tan Shao Han The Capital City of Singapore, Singapore I used to walk a lot more in this city. I used to glean the secrets of these streets through … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

urban body speaks/ Choice threads

by Tessa Shaw Melbourne, Australia Known as the cultural capital of Australia, we are a proud mob in Melbourne. Art is everywhere—from lacquered alleys to the National Gallery of Victoria; … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

urban body speaks/ Lost In Translation

by Aron Luangphinith Hawaii / Tokyo Born and raised in Hawaii, I noticed that tattoos have always been accepted and admired as a cultural entity and lifestyle. The beauty behind … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

urban body speaks/ Being at the centre of the universe

by Jennifer Lee Cozy nook on my bed Ever heard of the term “having the world revolve around you”? Self-centredness is a trait as old as time, but in this … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

urban body speaks/ Media & the separation of self

by Teo Wen Jia Every iridescent morning, you wake up, not to the sounds of birds, not to the sight of the rising sun, but rather to a harmless-looking … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

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