Sunday, March 12, 2006

Let's TAP!
10 unique ways to understand a place

What?
How would you talk about a place? What makes a place more than just a space? Through this multi-media exhibition we will show 10 unique ways to understand a place. Together with an international public forum on making architectural design more available to the people, this event will heighten people's awareness on place-making, and get them talking about places!

Why?
The public, especially youths in Singapore today need to know that they are an important voice of the society and city in which they live in. They have a big part to play in shaping and influencing the kind of place they want to live in. We hope that as young people making a statement about the place we call home, we will be able to encourage and inspire the youths in Singapore that they can make a difference and an important contribution to the kind of place they want Singapore to be.

How?
Exhibition: Our exhibition seeks to bring out discussions on issues of place that matter to us. Some of these issues might be of the physical environment that we live, work and play in, others cover the psychological aspects like how we perceive and experience a place, what makes a place a home, etc. By exploring various artistic mediums, we will show 10 unique approaches to understand a place.

Forum: Local design professionals and guest speakers from overseas will talk about different places while sharing their works, mainly those dealing with local community. Not only would audience be exposed to the creative bridging of architecture to the community, real interactions between the public and the designers would also be initiated.

Where?
National Library Building – a place for the people and one of the most talked about local buildings

When?
3 – 17 Jun 2006 (in conjunction with the theme of the month - The Art Festival)

Who?
This event is organized by ReallyArchitecture [re:act] – a visionary youth group promoting relevant architectural design in Singapore and Asia. It is supported by National Library Board (NLB) and The Architecture Society (TAS).