Discipline the City

School Programmes


Learning Resource 


Educators' Resource Kit

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An Educators' Resource Kit is available for teachers who wish to do a self-guided tour of the exhibition with their students. The kit consists of  suggested activities that teachers can use in their lesson planning prior to and during their visit to activate the exhibits for learners, as well as an annex with worksheets containing guiding questions that students can work through the unpack the different ideas of the exhibition.

Download the Educators Resource Kit here.
Download the Annex for self-guided worksheets here.

 


Date & Venue


Available during exhibition hours.

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Off-beat docent tours are available for school groups visiting the exhibition. These tours are created in response to the artwork as well as the space, planned specifically to reclaim and reassert the space as more than just a contemporary arts space. These tours encourage independent thinking and questions who decides the narrative, encouraging students to think about whether their docent is always a reliable source of information.


Date & Venue


Tour duration: 1hour
Cost: $10 per student
Min. 20 students

This programme is eligible for 50% Tote Board fund subsidy.

 

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Workshop 


Shelter by Debbie Ding

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This workshop is designed by the artist Debbie Ding and is an extension of her work Shelter, first exhibited at the Singapore Biennale 2016. The workshop prompts students to think more deeply about the HDB household shelter, which has been a fixture in all new flats as part of the Civil Defence Shelter Act of 1997.

Working in small groups, students will build a prototype of a shelter in response to selected excerpts from the news about incipient “fears”, “threats”, and “challenges” which Singapore has been reported to be facing in the near-future. Groups will be provided with a choice of scenarios from which to work, with as well as images and suggested plans.

Learning Outcomes

Through exposure to the work and artistic practice of Singaporean artist, Debbie Ding:

1. Students will understand that local artists produce work that is relevant to their everyday lives.
2. Students will become sensitive to the ways that Singapore has built its defences.
3. Students will make the connection between space, design and behaviour.


About Debbie Ding 


Debbie Ding is a visual artist and technologist working between Singapore and London. She received an MA in Design Interactions from Royal College of Art in 2015. Other ongoing exhibitions of her work include "Shelter" (2016), a live-sized model of a HDB Household Shelter (commissioned for the Singapore Biennale 2016), and "The Library of Pulau Saigon" (2015), a computer-aided exploration of archaeological ambiguities at the site of a former island in the Singapore River (at NUS Museum's exhibition "Radio Malaya").
URL: http://dbbd.sg


Date & Venue


Workshop duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: $35 per student (inclusive of materials)
Min. 20 students

This programme is eligible for 50% Tote Board fund subsidy.

 

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Workshop 


What will we wear? Uniforms in Singapore 2065

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This workshop is designed by writer and researcher Justin Zhuang and is derived from ideas surfaced in 'TOMORROW: Design Stories of Our Future', the feature project of SingaPlural 2017, that was edited by Zhuang.

This workshop asks students to think about what are the “uniforms" that are commonly worn (but not always recognised) in Singapore today, and how values, norms and expectations might be woven into their design.

Workshop Overview

Workshop participants will work in small groups to imagine future scenarios for their school in response to prompts about what skills or values would be important in the future.

Working off a paper sketches, students will design prototypes of school uniforms in Singapore 2065, taking into consideration how the values of the future may be integrated into its design.

Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be introduced to the basics of design thinking.
2. Students will understand that fashion embodies codes and cultures.
3. Students cultivate a spirit of innovation and experimentation through the process of speculative design.
 


About Justin Zhuang 


Justin Zhuang is a writer and researcher with an interest in design, cities, culture, history and media. He is the author of various design books including School Crests Examination: The Stories Behind the Symbols and the recent TOMORROW: Design Stories of Our Future.


Date & Venue


Workshop duration: 2 hours
Cost: $30 per student (inclusive of materials)
Min. 20 students

This programme is eligible for 50% Tote Board fund subsidy.

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