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First Storeys

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First Storeys
interrogates the “kampung to metropolis” narrative, focusing on the period of large scale resettlement in Singapore from the 1950s to the 1990s. Through a speculative theatrical installation, the piece will surface lesser known stories surrounding the process of resettlement.

Step into the former Bukit Ho Swee Community Center and join our officers, as we weave stories, artefacts, and performance to figure out what exactly happened between ‘kampung’ and ‘metropolis’.

Synopsis
You are invited to participate in the resettlement exercise, part of the Singapore Housing Improvement Trust's plans to rehouse all residents.

Meet with our Resettlement Officers to discuss your compensation benefits.
Trace the story of two ladies forced to live with each other.
Watch an unlikely friendship unfold between a resident and an officer.

Inspired by true events that happened between the 1950s and 1990s, join us at the site of the Bukit Ho Swee fire, to question and uncover our housing history and narrative.

(Performed in English, Malay, Mandarin, and Hokkien, with no surtitles)

SHOWS
1 Mar | 7:30pm (Preview)
2 Mar | 7:30pm (Gala)
3 Mar | 3pm & 7:30pm
6 Mar | 7:30pm
7 Mar | 7:30pm
8 Mar | 7:30pm
9 Mar | 7:30pm

10 Mar | 3pm & 7:30pm

Tickets at $15.
Limited capacity. Online ticket sales close 4pm the day before.

Produced by: Sean Cham

Commissioned by The Future of Our Pasts Festival



First Storeys Forum: Singapore Housing History
Singapore’s public housing programme started with the British administration, and today more than 80% of Singapore’s population live in HDB (Housing and Development Board) flats. The panelists have been involved in the early developments and research around HDB. Join us as we explore the housing history of Singapore from multiple perspectives, and discuss the future of public housing in Singapore.

Moderated by: Professor Jane M. Jacobs
Panelists: Professor Chua Beng Huat, Dr Liu Thai Ker, Dr Suriani Suratman

2 Mar, Sat | 3pm

Free with registration.
Limited capacity. Online registration closes 4pm on 1 March.

First Storeys Forum: Challenging the Nuclear Family
Singapore’s public housing programme benefits nuclear families – usually a heterosexual married couple, and their children, if any. But there are other family typologies that exists within Singapore, which includes but is not limited to single-parent family, and elderly living alone. Join us as we discuss and question the current housing policies regarding non-nuclear families, and attempt to envision a more inclusive Singapore.

Moderated by: Professor Jane M. Jacobs
Panelists: Dr Lilian Chee, Lim Jingzhou, Professor Ng Kok Hoe

9 Mar, Sat | 3pm

Free with registration.
Limited capacity. Online registration closes 4pm on 8 March.

First Storeys Workshop: First Steps
First Steps inspires every child and youth to be an urban planner, putting them in the planner's shoes to think critically and creatively about ideas related to home, development and urban change. Through structured workshops and interactive tours, children and youths are introduced to Singapore's history of housing development and key concepts related to urbanisation. First Steps offers a fun and immersive experience outside of the classroom and participants will walk home with a stronger awareness of the larger social issues facing Singapore today.

Best for ages 8-13 years old. Parents are encouraged to accompany their child.
Limited to 15 participants per session.

3 & 10 Mar, Sun | 10am

Free with registration.
Limited capacity. Online registration closes 4pm the day before.
* Parents accompanying their children do not need to register for their own spots.

Please note that the venue of above events is not wheelchair accessible.


The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest) is a month-long festival showcasing 11 creative projects by students and recent graduates from different tertiary institutions in Singapore and abroad, that reimagine lesser-known stories of our communities and places through arts and media. #TFOOPFest invites you to view our history in a new light, discover stories of our past and present, and engage with what they mean for Singapore — now and in the future.

Festival website: futureofourpasts.com

Facebook: facebook.com/futureofourpasts
Instagram: @futureofourpasts
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Mar 1 - Mar 10, 2019
[ Fri ] - [ Sun ]
12:00 AM SGT
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Venue
300 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
Tickets
First Storeys, 1 Mar 7.30pm (Preview) SOLD OUT $15.00
First Storeys, 2 Mar 7.30pm (Gala) SOLD OUT $15.00
First Storeys, 3 Mar 3pm SOLD OUT $15.00
First Storeys, 3 Mar 7.30pm SOLD OUT $15.00
First Storeys, 6 Mar 7.30pm SOLD OUT $15.00
First Storeys, 7 Mar 7.30pm SOLD OUT $15.00
First Storeys, 8 Mar 7.30pm SOLD OUT $15.00
First Storeys, 9 Mar 7.30pm SOLD OUT $15.00
First Storeys, 10 Mar 3pm SOLD OUT $15.00
First Storeys, 10 Mar 7.30pm SOLD OUT $15.00
First Storeys Forum: Singapore Housing History FULL
First Storeys Forum: Challenging the Nuclear Family FULL
Workshop: First Steps, 3 Mar FULL
Workshop: First Steps, 10 Mar FULL
Venue Address
300 Jln Bukit Ho Swee, Singapore 169566 Singapore
Organizer
The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest)
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