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Acts of Life
The Places

The critical research residency begins with two weeks in Manila, where the participants are engaged in a programme that explores the interweaving of nature, culture, and urbanity specific to the particular geopolitical rhythms of the city. The programme includes intensive workshop sessions with mentors coming from the intersections of art, humanities, and social sciences, as well as site visits to key cultural places of interest in Manila, along with other unique locations such as the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant and the Viva Excon Capiz  2018.

The programme then moves to Singapore, where the idea of digital transformation will be further explored and engaged with. There, participants take part in guided tours and site visits at locations ranging from institutions and places of interest operating directly out of the crossroads of art and technology, such as the ArtScience Museum and Gardens by the Bay, to other areas of local culture in which the impact of the increasing digitisation of life is much subtler and sometimes overlooked, such as in the ubiquitous network of Chinese temples and the archipelago of smaller islands surrounding the main island.

Places Visited

Acosta-Pastor Roces Ancestral House, Batangas, Philippines
ArtScience Museum, Singapore
Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, Bataan, Philippines
Bukit Brown, cemetery, Singapore
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts, Manila, Philippines
Digital Humanities Lab, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Digital Art Labs, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Future Cities Laboratory, National University of Singapore
Gardens by the Bay, public garden, Singapore
Geylang, historical district, Singapore
Gillman Barracks, arts precinct, Singapore
Makati, arts precinct, Manila, Philippines
Mapletree Business City II, Singapore
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines
National Gallery Singapore, Singapore
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
soft/WALL/studs, independent space, Singapore
VivaExcon, Visayas Islands Visual Arts Exhibition and Conference, Roxas City, Philippines
Taal Volcano and Lake, Tagatay, Philippines
Wak Hai Cheng Bio Temple and others, Central Business District, Singapore

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