Monthly Archives: December 2011

In New York Dreaming Of Being In Singapore Imagining Myself In New York

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And so 2011 ends.  But my year of being in-between homes is hardly over. I started this year on a plane (literally) from home in New York to home in Singapore. And it is perhaps fitting that I end this … Continue reading

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Home is an In-between Place

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When I reflect on my past year (and a half) of constant travel, it’s clear to me that 2011 has been defined by my being in-between homes.  To put it another way: Home, for me, has been an In-between Place. … Continue reading

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A Street Art Tour of South Williamsburg, New York

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So I read somewhere that Williamsburg, Brooklyn (where I live in New York), is a street art junkie’s nirvana.  You can’t walk down two blocks without encountering a surprising piece of work. I decided to test that hypothesis out myself … Continue reading

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Design with the other 90%: Cities, at the United Nations

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A few days ago, I went to the United Nations Headquarters for the first time, specifically to check out an exhibition Design with the other 90%: Cities, that featured design-based solutions for urban issues in cities of the developing world.  … Continue reading

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Experience and the (New) Museum

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For those you who work in museums, you would have heard this from your bosses or patrons: how can we make museum-going more experiential? Last weekend, I had a taste of just how experiential museum-going could be, at the spectacular … Continue reading

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Art and the City – Suzhou Museum 苏州博物馆

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The second part of my 2-part post, and the 4th in the Art & the City series, takes me back to Suzhou, China – known traditionally throughout Chinese history as the city of culture and the literati. The Suzhou Museum … Continue reading

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Art and the City – The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha المدينة و الفن متحف الفن الاسلامي، الدوحة

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I meant for this blogpost to be a comparative analysis between the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, and its sister museum, the Suzhou Museum, both designed by the American architect, I.M. Pei (who most famously plonked an inverted pyramid … Continue reading

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