The Posthuman City. Climates. Habitats. Environments.
Taking NTU CCA Singapore’s overarching research topic Climates. Habitats. Environments. as a point of departure, the exhibition The Posthuman City considers the possibilities of a caring and respectful co-existence between species and a conscious sharing of resources. Through imaginative propositions at the intersection of art, design, and architecture, the selected artists engage questions such as what it means to be human and address issues of sustainability, water scarcity, invisible communities, nature as a form of culture, and suggest the implementation of lived indigenous knowledges. The featured works range from installations to time-based media, examining the urban fabric in its condition as a habitat for a diversity of life forms.
Curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Professor, School of Art, Design, and Media, NTU, and Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore, and Laura Miotto, Associate Professor, NTU ADM.
By Tini Aliman, musician, and guests
17 January, 8pm–9.30pm
Symposium: Biodiver-city and Urban Futures
18 January, 2pm–5pm
2.00pm–2.15pm Introduction by Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore, and Professor, NTU ADM, and Laura Miotto, Associate Professor, NTU ADM
2.15pm–3pm Lecture: A Global Art Criticism for a Global Climate Crisis by Jason Farago, art critic, The New York Times
3.20pm–5pm Presentation and Conversation: Biodiver-city and Urban Futures with Animali Domestici, artists; Yun Hye Hwang, Associate Professor, School of Design and Environment, NTU; Sarah Ichioka, Desire Lines; and Michelle Lai, TANAH; moderated by Laura Miotto, Associate Professor, NTU ADM
NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2019/20
Guest-curated by IdeasCity, New Museum, New York
15 – 23 February
Fostering innovative solutions, concrete actions, and a dynamic exchange of bold ideas for the future city, this second edition of NTU CCA Ideas Fest will feature workshops, public activations, and a residency programme that will culminate in a conference featuring local and international keynote speakers.
Termite Economies (detail), Nicholas Mangan, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist; Sutton Gallery, Melbourne; Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington; and LABOR, Mexico City