This exhibition emerges from the participating alumni’s responses to the architectural essay film 03-FLATS conceptualised by Dr Lilian Chee and directed
by filmmaker Lei Yuan Bin. From photography to architectural drawings and installations, projects featured in this exhibition attempt to trace the assumptions and habits of Singapore’s domestic urban landscape, which have been shaped largely by public housing schemes.
Exploring domestic ‘architectures’ and experiences of the Singaporean public housing landscape, Sheltered: Documents for Home traverses the visual arts and architecture in ways that are at once intimate and familiar. From architectural drawings of lived public housing interiors, to postcards capturing the transience of soon-gone Pearls Centre, mediums commonplace to architects leave the design studio to provoke new forms and meanings of ‘home’. In The House Behind, audiences are invited to re-evaluate the familiar and homely within a typical public housing apartment alongside sensationalist murder cases illustrated only in traces – censored newspaper articles, models and household artefacts. Serene Ng returns to her childhood home of Toa Payoh in Conversations on the feet: Mapping Home beyond the Flat, through the instructions, thoughts and the occasional digressions of her cousin. The familiar is encountered anew through another voice and a film camera.