CityEx 2012 – UN/FOLDING

28th June – 28th July 2012 |Opening at 6.30pm on 28th June, Thursday | The URA Centre, Atrium
Opened to public only from 29th June 2012 onwards.

City Exhibition (CityEx) is an annual exhibition organized by The Architecture Society, to showcase the year’s works of NUS Architecture students in the city. Graciously hosted by the URA Center, CityEx 2012: Un/Folding, focuses on the continual development of students as they progress from Year 1 to 5.
Year on year the education process results in an expansion of work scope and depth of thinking that students show towards their Project. Experience gained from past projects serve to become a palette of information to propel the next project to dig deeper, to discover even more. The team therefore intends for the entire exhibition to be made out of a materials that can be recycled and reused for subsequent school projects or exhibitions, that becomes a platform of opportunity for students to unleash their greater potential.

A flashback of CityEx 2011:

TAS Debate 2012 – “Contemporary Singapore Architecture Does Not Exist”

Debate motion:

“Contemporary Singapore Architecture Does Not Exist”

When tackling contemporary urban issues, one fundamental challenge is that Singapore is both a global city and a nation-state. Being a global city provides opportunities and funding to open up important civil and social spaces that were once closed. Yet the rush to brand Singapore as a global city and match cultural capitals like London and New York has also led to international or even ‘Western’ orientations that may often seem disjunctured from the concepts of urban locales. The notion of contemporary Singapore architecture is thus both celebrated and contested.

At the heart of the issue is the question of identity. Will the constant flux and reinventing of Singapore’s built environment result in a contemporary Singapore where a dynamic interplay of ‘global’ with ‘local’ precipitates a multicultural city? Or will it result in a timid, mix-and-match landscape that creates an interchangeable global city that has no individual identity not place attachment? Is hybridity, with the preservation of traditional culture in modern design forms, the way forward for architects shaping the future of Singapore’s landscape?

The Speakers:

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Students from Year 1 and Year 2 will also be opening the event with their energetic band and solo performances!

Time: 7pm

Venue:

Studio @ The Screening Room
12 Ann Siang Road

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