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SG Farm / Archifest 2016 (TANAH)

SG Farm / Archifest 2016 / TANAH

Raffles Place, 23 September – 9 October 2016

How might we envision what it means to farm in the city/ city farming? What opportunities does this present for plugging gaps in our local food system, in terms of rejuvenating the community and our city spaces? For Archifest, TANAH sought out citizen imaginations to realise this pop up farm, and we would like to invite you to till this land with us.

TANAH were invited to install a farm interpreting Archifest’s 2016 theme of “Exhale”. We were curious in building a farm space in the middle of busy Raffles Place. What dialogues and interaction can occur when these two contrasting rhythms meet.

The farm was installed progressively for two weeks before Archifest to warm-up the space and curious office workers. We did not want something that comes into the space overnight and wanted to find the rhythm and relation of the farm in the busy-ness of Raffles Place. Such as collecting water (at the MRT toilet) during rush hour, sitting around chit-chatting during lunch hours and during times when the office cleaners are changing shifts, or doing farm housekeeping during drunk TGIF evenings (thank you for not puking on the plants).

Hands-on practical workshops, dialogues, public discussions and informal chit-chatting at the swings were held throughout the two weeks in the farm and the Archifest pavilion.

 

Links:

Archifest 2016 Webpage FB

Tanah

Articles:

http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/home-design/a-fresh-breath-of-architecture

http://mmlittlee.blogspot.sg/2016/09/archifest-2016-exhale.html

https://weekender.com.sg/w/do/8-things-archifest-2016-free-events-singapore/

https://www.goingplacessingapore.sg/project/2016/Tanah

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Thank you to Archifest, SILA LA Futures volunteers and friends that drop by for the energy to conceive the farm and events.

Photo documentation by Archifest & Tanah.

( See you at another space! )

Street Report: Sungei Road Self-cast hooks

Street Report – Sungei Road Self-cast hooks / Post-Museum’s Survey: Space, Sharing, Haunting / The Substation, Singapore / 1 to 30 September 2016.

If you walk before the uncles set up their stalls, there are these self-casted hooks embedded into the cracks of the old asphalt road.

The architect Gerrit Rietveld did a similar tactic in one of his buildings, where he subtly cast grids of standard nuts to the concrete anticipating future use.

  

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A neighbour once found Mulla Nasruddin searching for something on the street.

"What are you searching for, Mulla?"

       "My key."

So they both went down on their hands and knees and searched for it. After a long time the other man asked "Where exactly did you drop it?"

   "At home."

"For heaven's sake, then why the hell are you searching outside?"

                       "Because it is brighter here."

Visualising Paradise 03: Speculations on what it looks like

(Visualising Paradise is a series of discussions on the perception of the tropical landscapes held in three different venues; a university’s department of cross-cultural and religious studies, an urban/architecture think-tank, and an art institution.)

 

Visualising Paradise 03 / Post-Museum‘s Survey: Space, Sharing, Haunting / The Substation, Singapore / 10 Sept 2016

Speculating what Paradise looks like is one of the longest continuous discussion of an imagined landscape. Where is it located? How does this promised eternal space looks like? This long conversations about the physicality of Paradise is an attraction for the speaker; as a way to reflect how we imagine nature and how this spiritual (sometimes voyeuristic or super-terrestrial) visualisations is define by the real world, our own culture, new scientific discoveries, or as ways to search for lost tradition. With this, let us go for a “walk” – sometimes factual and sometimes with our own imaginations – looking at various paradises through visual art.

Moderated by Dan Koh.

Video documentation by Post-Museum.

Visualising Paradise 01: Speculations on locations in time and space

(Visualising Paradise is a series of discussions on the perception of the tropical landscapes held in three different venues; a university’s department of cross-cultural and religious studies, an urban/architecture think-tank, and an art institution.)

Visualising Paradise 01 / Center for Religious & Cross-Cultural Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada / 16 March 2016

Summary transcript here: