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Read about the individual projects under this showcase below:


Points of Departure
by  Juria Toramae & Jerome Lim

pod CroppedIn an attempt to create new narratives from stories of places and collective memories, Juria Toramae and Jerome Lim weave the forgotten and the unfamiliar to make the past less foreign in Points of Departure, a curation of photographs, stories and art installations documenting personal perspectives of places and ways of life.
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Exhibitions  

Points of Departure Exhibition
Date: 1- 28 April
Location: The Promenade, Level 10,
National Library, 100 Victoria Street, 188064

Programmes

Points of Departure Talk
Date: 11 April 2015, 5pm-7pm
Location: Imagination Room, Level 5, National Library, 100 Victoria Street, 188064
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Island Nation

By Captured

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Just beyond the mainland, the Southern Islands of Singapore hide a great many beautiful and forgotten stories waiting to be uncovered.

Zakaria Zainal, Edwin Koo and Juliana Tan seek to capture the kampong spirit in these islands and explore how they shape our national identity through narratives led by text, videos and photographs.
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Exhibitions  

Island Nation Exhibition
Date: 1 – 28 June 2015
Location: The Promenade,Level 10, National Library,
100 Victoria Street, 188064

Programmes 

Island Nation Talk
Date: 21 June 2015, 10am-12pm
Location: Possibility Room, Level 5, National Library, 100 Victoria Street, 188064

Singapore (Very Old Tree)
By Robert Zhao

v old tree CroppedTrees are living monuments that embody a special meaning in our collective and individual experiences.
The exhibition Singapore (Very Old Tree) engages with ideas of memory, home and belonging from a refreshing angle, by exploring how trees connect Singaporeans with the natural environment.
Memoriesoftrees.com

Exhibitions  

Singapore (Very Old Tree) Exhibition
Date: 1 – 28 May 2015
Location: The Promenade,Level 10, National Library,
100 Victoria Street, 188064

Programmes

Singapore (Very Old Tree) Artist Talk
Date: 16 May 2015, 2pm – 4pm
Location: Visitors’ Briefing Room, Level 1, National Library, 100 Victoria Street, 188064

BuiltinSG
By Meka Studios

Revisit memories of buildings past and present, as well as buildings that have been demolished with BuiltinSG, an exploration of what Singapore’s architecture means to us, and how they have shaped our nation socially, economically and culturally.
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Exhibitions   

BuiltinSG Exhibition
Date: 1 – 27 April
Location: Lobby, Level 1, National Library,
100 Victoria Street, 188064

Programmes

BuiltinSG Artist Talk
Date: 11 April 2015, 2pm-4pm
Location: Visitors’ Briefing Room, Level 1, National Library, 100 Victoria Street, 188064
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Orchid History in Singapore
By Hendrick Kwan


Orchids hold a special significance to the people of Singapore.
Dedicated to orchid breeders and enthusiasts who have devoted their lives to creating hybrids of this magnificent flower, Orchid History in Singapore explores the rich background of orchid breeding in our garden city.

Programmes

Orchid History in Singapore Talk
Date: 17 May 2015, 2pm – 3.30pm
Location: Imagination Room, Level 5, National Library, 100 Victoria Street, 188064


Architecture & The Architects
By DO NOT DESIGN


Even as Singapore’s physical landscape continues to evolve daily, take some time to revisit individual memories of planners, architects, academics, developers and tenants in Architecture & The Architects, a book that assembles and commemorates the memories of iconic landmarks that formed part of our nation’s developmental years.
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Programmes

Architecture & The Architects Book Launch Prelude & Talk
Date:25 April 2015, 4pm – 5pm
Location: The Pod, Level 16 , National Library, 100 Victoria Street, 188064
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Building Memories

By Achates 360

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The old National Library. The National Theatre. The Singapore Conference Hall. The old National Stadium.
These were all landmarks, synonymous with the early days of Singapore’s nation-building efforts. Explore how these four iconic structures were integral in shaping us as one united people in the book
Building Memories.

Programmes

Building Memories Book Launch & Talk
Date: 23 April 2015, 1pm – 3pm
Location: The Pod, Level 16, National Library, 100 Victoria Street, 188064
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Memories of Pulau Brani
By Muhammad Nadjad Bin Abdul Rahim

pulu CroppedPrepare to explore the authentic islander life with Memories of Pulau Brani, a project that showcases the stories of those who lived on the titular isle in the form of videos, oral history interviews and a coffee-table book.
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Programmes

Memories of Pulau Brani Talk
Date: 21 June 2015, 2pm – 5pm
Location: Possibility Room, Level 5, National Library, 100 Victoria Street, 188064

30 Life Stories: Remembering Parks
By Singapore Furniture Industries Council

In the Garden City, the surrounding greenery has always played a formative role in our collective experiences. To celebrate these parks in our lives, the Singapore Furniture Industries Council brings together 30 designers and artists in a collaborative project to design and build furniture from fallen logs in parks and gardens.
The publication 30 Life Stories: Remembering Parks documents the collaborators’ memories of parks and their design inspirations behind their creations.
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Exhibitions

Remembering Parks Exhibition
Date: Ongoing – 19 June
Location: The Plaza, National Library, 100 Victoria Street, 188064

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