Diverse-City Chillax Lounge Talks

Diverse-City Chillax Lounge Talks

Journey with the speakers as they share on art, culture, education and films from different countries.


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Travel Throughout Asia Through Films

with Asst. Professor Darlene Espena, SMU

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 2 – 3pm


Join Assistant Professor of Humanities (Education), SOSS, Office of Core Curriculum, Darlene Espena, as she takes you on a journey to discover some lesser known films in Asia.



Life Goes On: How an Artspace Mends the Community

with Mr Zulfadhli Hilmi (SMU Alumnus)

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 2 – 3pm


In this sharing, curator and researcher Zulfadhli Hilmi will present his long-term research collaboration with Patani Artspace, an arts community in Thailand's Deep South.


Thukhuma Collection

with Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President, The University of Hong Kong

Monday, September 14, 2020, 2 – 3pm


The Thukhuma Collection is the world’s largest collection of contemporary Burmese art. Join us as Professor Ian Holliday from the University of Hong Kong shares on art, culture, education and politics in Myanmar through the Thukhuma Collection.


Drawing from Tradition: Indonesian Contemporary Art

with Ms Kamiliah Bahdar, SMU

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 2 – 3pm


Join SMU Art Programme Manager Kamiliah Bahdar to get to know the artworks of Indonesian artists in the SMU Art Collection, including Entang Wiharso, Dani Iswardana, Nasirun, and Putu Sutawijaya, and take a peek at the different thriving contemporary art scenes of Yogyakarta, Bali and Jakarta.


A Poetic History of Sing Lit

with Mr Joshua Ip, Local Poet

Thursday, September 22, 2020, 10am – 12pm


Ever wonder what this Sing Lit thing is all about? Singaporean Poet Joshua Ip will guide you through a whirlwind tour of our literary history (with an unfortunate bias towards Anglophone poetry).


Book Fairy: Living, Breathing, Reading, Writing, Editing, and Loving Books

with Ms Sadie-Jane Nunis, SIM

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 5 – 6pm


Ever heard of the Book Fairy movement? Ms Sadie-Jane Nunis from the Singapore Institute of Management shares what the movement is all about as well as her various book fairy experiences and tells you how you can be one in this fire-side chat.

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