Guided by the research of Lian Ladia of Planting Rice, this symposium activates archives from the Worlds in Collision project by artist and educator Carlos Villa (1936-2013) with an inquiry on how its urgency and aspirations, specific to multiculturalism in the Bay Area, converse with initiations in contemporary practice, history and education. Complicating the notions of identity through artistic and political practice, this symposium will reflect on the ways of world-making by revisiting the global imagination of a connected world. What are the minor histories, and minor gestures that reimagine notions of region, place, identity, system, and politics? How can we further develop the agendas we are critiquing?
Discursively framed to address cultural politics of identity, the symposium looks at how occasions of practice and larger powers have constructed the world we live in relationally and contextually. A public week-long workshop before the symposium will activate the archives from Worlds In Collision with educators, scholars, and practitioners in Singapore.
Venue: University Cultural Centre
50 Kent Ridge Crescent
National University of Singapore
When: 27 Feb 2020,