“architecture doesn’t matter” – interview with tay kheng soon, singapore

“architecture doesn’t matter” – interview with tay kheng soon, singapore

An Interview with Tay Kheng Soon, one of the most prominent architects, planners, and critics of Singapore’s urban development.
conference at ntu centre for contemporary art (NTU CCA) in singapore, 30 november 2019

conference at ntu centre for contemporary art (NTU CCA) in singapore, 30 november 2019

The public conference "Housing Modernities" in Singapore was the closing event for the programme "Encounters with South East Asian Modernism" in 2019.
architecture tour singapore, 29 november 2019

architecture tour singapore, 29 november 2019

The architecture tour on 29 November took the project team to four stations that address different aspects of housing in Singapore.
“housing modernities” – exhibition, ura singapore, 29 november to 15 december 2019

“housing modernities” – exhibition, ura singapore, 29 november to 15 december 2019

For the SEAM Space exhibition in Singapore, lead curator Ho Puay-peng has teamed up with Johannes Widodo and Nikhil Joshi, who have invited a large number of contributors to address the topic of housing in the early years after independence.
“housing modernities” – greeting by the german ambassador, 28 november 2019

“housing modernities” – greeting by the german ambassador, 28 november 2019

Greeting by the German Ambassador to Singapore, Dr. Ulrich A. Sante, at the opening of the exhibition "Housing Modernities".
“housing modernities” – exhibition opening, 28 november 2019

“housing modernities” – exhibition opening, 28 november 2019

The SEAM Space exhibition “Housing Modernities” was officially opened at URA Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore on 28 November 2019.
architecture tour yangon, 22 november 2019

architecture tour yangon, 22 november 2019

The architecture tour on 22 November highlighted the development of modern architecture in Yangon with selected exemplary buildings.
"synthesis of myanmar modernity" – lecture day, 21 november 2019

“synthesis of myanmar modernity” – lecture day, 21 november 2019

The public lecture day at the Goethe Institute Myanmar discussed the development of modern architecture in Yangon and it’s connection to the arts.
“synthesis of myanmar modernity” – exhibition, 20 to 24 november 2019

“synthesis of myanmar modernity” – exhibition, 20 to 24 november 2019

For the SEAM Space Yangon, curators Pwint and Win Thant Win Shwin worked closely with documentary filmmaker Kriz Chan Nyein and the Berlin team to create the multifaceted exhibition, “Synthesis of Myanmar Modernity”.
“synthesis of myanmar modernity” – exhibition opening, 20 november 2019

“synthesis of myanmar modernity” – exhibition opening, 20 november 2019

The exhibition "Synthesis of Myanmar Modernity" was officially opened at Goethe-Institut Myanmar in Yangon on 20 November.
“our modern spaces as political communication” – tour, 26 october 2019

“our modern spaces as political communication” – tour, 26 october 2019

The guided walking tour “Our Modern Spaces as Political Communication” explored lighthouse projects of postcolonial modernism in Jakarta.
architecture offices tour, jakarta, 25 october 2019

architecture offices tour, jakarta, 25 october 2019

Together with local experts, the project team took a tour exploring contemporary architecture practice in Jakarta on 25 October.
“occupying modernism” – exhibition, kopi manyar, 25 october to 15 november 2019

“occupying modernism” – exhibition, kopi manyar, 25 october to 15 november 2019

For the SEAM Space Jakarta, curators Avianti Armand and Setiadi Sopandi teamed up with Rifandi S. Nugroho to create the exhibition “Occupying Modernism: Impressions on Indonesian Modernist Spaces”.
“occupying modernism” – exhibition opening, 24 october 2019

“occupying modernism” – exhibition opening, 24 october 2019

The exhibition “Occupying Modernism: Impressions on Indonesian Modernist Spaces” at Kopi Manyar was officially opened on 24 October.
“disclosing our modern spaces” – talk, kopi manyar, 24 october 2019

“disclosing our modern spaces” – talk, kopi manyar, 24 october 2019

Prior to the official opening of the “Occupying Modernism” exhibition at Kopi Manyar, the curators organized a panel discussion entitled “Disclosing Our Modern Spaces”.
“(re)producing fear and joy” – seminar series / talk, 23 october 2019

“(re)producing fear and joy” – seminar series / talk, 23 october 2019

The archive exhibition “Visualization of the National History: From, by and for whom?” formed the research framework for the seminar series “(Re)Producing Fear and Joy: From, by and for whom?”, which was created by Grace Samboh at Gudskul.
taman mini indonesia indah tour, 22 october 2019

taman mini indonesia indah tour, 22 october 2019

Together with the curators and students of “From, by and for whom?”, the project team went on an excursion to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah.
“from, by and for whom?”– archive exhibition, gudskul, 5 to 26 october 2019

“from, by and for whom?”– archive exhibition, gudskul, 5 to 26 october 2019

The archive exhibition “Visualization of the National History: From, by and for whom?” provides a spatial anchor for the project to conduct a seminar series with workshops and public talks as well as various excursions.
visit by the german ambassador to the SEAM space phnom penh

visit by the german ambassador to the SEAM space phnom penh

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.
architectural lab phnom penh

architectural lab phnom penh

The Architectural Lab is a two-month research project focusing on archiving modernist architecture in Phnom Penh, documenting Cambodia’s modernist architectural heritage online.
architecture tour phnom penh, 13 october 2019

architecture tour phnom penh, 13 october 2019

The project team together with interested attendees went on a guided tour on New Khmer Architecture through Phnom Penh.
lectures in phnom penh, 12 october 2019

lectures in phnom penh, 12 october 2019

A public lecture on Phnom Penh’s urban changes since postcolonial independency and the story of Cambodian architect Lu Ban Hap drew an engaged audience.
SEAM space opening in phnom penh, 10 october 2019

SEAM space opening in phnom penh, 10 october 2019

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.
“folding concrete” – SEAM space in phnom penh

“folding concrete” – SEAM space in phnom penh

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.
exploratory tour berlin and dessau

exploratory tour berlin and dessau

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.
symposium in berlin, 30 august 2019

symposium in berlin, 30 august 2019

As a public prelude to the project Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism, the symposium in Berlin brought together international curators and experts to explore the history and presence of modernism in Southeast Asia in four select cities.
time for kick-off!

time for kick-off!

After many months of researching, planning, networking, and organizing, Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism will now officially be kicked-off.