Puay-peng Ho and Eduard Kögel met Tay Kheng Soon, one of the most prominent architects, planners, and critics of Singapore’s urban development, for an interview.
At the closing event for "Encounters with South East Asian Modernism" in 2019, the issue of housing in Singapore was discussed, and the experiences with the SEAM spaces in Phnom Penh, Jakarta, Yangon, and Singapore were shared.
The architecture tour on 29 November took the project team to four stations that address different aspects of housing in Singapore.
The SEAM Space exhibition in Singapore addressed the topic of housing in the early years after independence.
The German Ambassador to Singapore, Dr. Ulrich A. Sante, gave a wonderful greeting at the opening of the exhibition "Housing Modernities". Read it here!
The SEAM Space exhibition “Housing Modernities” was officially opened at URA Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore on 28 November 2019.
MRTV, Myanmar's state-run radio and televison services, joined the exhibition opening at Goethe Institute Myanmar. Watch their short feature here!
The exciting tour on 22 November highlighted the development of modern architecture in Yangon with selected exemplary buildings.
The public lecture day at the Goethe Institute Myanmar discussed the development of modern architecture in Yangon and it’s connection to the arts.
Curators Pwint and Win Thant Win Shwin worked closely with filmmaker Kriz Chan Nyein and the Berlin team to create “Synthesis of Myanmar Modernity”.
More than 150 guests attended the opening of the exhibition "Synthesis of Myanmar Modernity" at Goethe-Institut Myanmar in Yangon on 20 November.
The guided walking tour “Our Modern Spaces as Political Communication” explored lighthouse projects of postcolonial modernism in Jakarta.
Together with local experts, the project team took a tour exploring contemporary architecture practice in Jakarta on 25 October.
Curators Avianti Armand and Setiadi Sopandi teamed up with Rifandi S. Nugroho for “Occupying Modernism: Impressions on Indonesian Modernist Spaces”.
The exhibition “Occupying Modernism: Impressions on Indonesian Modernist Spaces” at Kopi Manyar was officially opened on 24 October.
Prior to the opening of the “Occupying Modernism” exhibition, the curators organized a panel discussion entitled “Disclosing Our Modern Spaces”.
The participants of Grace Samboh's workshop programme at Gudskul "Visualization of the National History: From, by and for whom?” produced podcasts on six dioramas at the National Monument.
Grace Samboh, Lyno Vuth and Christian Hiller contributed with lectures to the seminar titled "(Re)Producing Fear and Joy: From, by and for whom?".
Together with the curators and students of "Visualization of the National History: From, by and for whom?”, the project team went on an excursion to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah.
The archive exhibition “Visualization of the National History: From, by and for whom?” provides a spatial anchor for a seminar, workshop and excursion programme.
On the final day of the exhibition Setiadi Sopandi, Avianti Armand, and Alvin Tjitrowirjo, critically Discussion on modern product design in Indonesia.
With the screening of the famous movie Tiga Dara (Three Maidens) from 1957, a breath of romance was brought to the Occupying Modernism exhibition
The Occupying Modernism team challenged the participants’ creativity in creating solution-based designs within a limited time.
The Chapsa card game was brought to the SEAM Space Jakarta, in order to escape the trap of modernity.
The varied public programme of the SEAM Space Phnom Penh was concluded on 2 November with the talk “Exhibiting the Contested Modern in Post-independence Cambodia” by Vuth Lyno.
As part of the SEAM Space Phnom Penh public programme, two special film screenings on the topic of “Modernism in Cambodia” took place at the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center on 19 and 28 October.
On 16 October, we had the great honour of welcoming the Ambassador of the German Embassy in Phnom Penh, Mr. Christian Berger, to the SEAM Space Phnom Penh.
The Architectural Lab was a two-month research project focusing on archiving modernist architecture in Phnom Penh, documenting Cambodia’s modernist architectural heritage online.
On Sunday morning, the project team together with interested attendees went on a guided tour to some exciting examples of Phnom Penh's architecture.
Lectures on Phnom Penh’s urban changes since its early beginnings and the Cambodian architect Lu Ban Hap drew an engaged audience.
The first of the four SEAM Spaces opened its doors in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 10 October. About 150 guests followed the invitation to see "Folding Concrete" that Thursday evening.
The exhibition "Folding Concrete" is the heart of the SEAM Space in Phnom Penh. Carefully arranged, the individual exhibits open up an exciting dialogue with each other.
Nine impressive presentations were given at the kick-off symposium of Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism in Berlin. See all the lectures, the introduction and the closing discussion in full length here.
Following the symposium on Friday, the curators from Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Singapore, and Yangon went on a four-day exploratory tour together with the team from Berlin.