Opening & Panel Discussion: bauhaus imaginista x Singapore


bauhaus imaginista x Singapore
Presented by Goethe-Institut Singapore, Objectifs & Singapore Heritage Society
Chapel Gallery, Objectifs
Admission is free

Opening Reception and Speeches - 3.30pm
Panel Discussion - 4pm to 5pm (limited places)

Exhibition dates: 23 Nov to 21 Dec 2019
Tue to Sat, 12pm to 7pm / Sunday 12pm to 4pm
Closed on Mondays and public holidays

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus Movement, the influential German school of design and architecture. bauhaus imaginista x Singapore marks this occasion by looking at how Bauhaus impacted design internationally, including how the movement left its mark on Singapore's landscape through photographs by late architecture photographer Jeremy San.

The panel discussion will look at the process of conceiving the bauhaus imaginista exhibition, and how the Bauhaus movement influenced Singapore design and architecture.

About the panelists

Eduard Kögel
Dr. Eduard Kögel studied at the faculty of Architecture, Urban and Landscape Planning at the University of Kassel in Germany. From 1999 to 2004 he taught as Assistant Professor at the Technical University in Darmstadt in the department of Non-European Architecture and Urban Development. 2007 he finished his dissertation at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar. Between 2009 and 2011 he directed a research project on architecture and urban form in China at the Habitat Unit at Berlin Institute of Technology (funded by the German Research Foundation DFG). Eduard Kögel works on the development of architecture and urban planning in Non-European countries and on the topic of transformation in architecture and urban form. He is expert in the analyses of urban structures and lectures regular at Berlin Institute of Technology. He is member of the Scientific Committee of ABE Journal – online, open access peer reviewed magazine for European Architecture Beyond Europe and member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Chinese Architectural History at Qinghua University in Beijing.

Professor Ho Puay-Peng
Having close to 30 years of experience in the academia, Puay-Peng’s main interest is to integrate research, teaching and practice in his research areas of architectural history and conservation practices. Prior to joining NUS in 2017, Puay-Peng was Professor of Architecture and served as Director of School of Architecture and University Dean of Students at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Sustaining his research is the quest to understand religious culture and its architectural forms. His main focus is Buddhist architecture and ritual of medieval China. Puay-Peng is a conservation consultant, architect and adviser to some 100 conservation projects in Hong Kong since 2013, including PMQ, Haw Par Villa, Comix Homebase, Oil Street Art Space, Court of Final Appeal, and New Campus for Chicago University Booth School. Puay-peng Ho was also appointed to many public and private boards and committees in Hong Kong, including as Chairman of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, member of Town Planning Board, Antiquities Advisory Board, Housing Authority.

Justin Zhuang
Justin Zhuang is a writer and researcher with an interest in design, cities, culture, history, and media. Together with Sheere Ng, he co-runs Singapore-based writing studio In Plain Words. He is also the founder of the Singapore Graphic Archives. He has written for Design Observer, art4d, and AIGA Eye on Design. Zhuang’s publications include Mosaic Memories: Remembering Singapore’s Old Playgrounds (2013), School Crests Examination: The Stories behind the Symbols (2013), and INDEPENDENCE: The history of graphic design in Singapore since the 1960s (2012).

Dr. Johannes Widodo (moderator)
Dr Widodo received his first professional degree in Architecture from Parahyangan Catholic University (Ir., Bandung, Indonesia, 1984), Masters of Architectural Engineering degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (M.Arch.Eng., Belgium, 1988), and Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Tokyo (PhD, Japan, 1996). He is the director of the Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre for Asian Architectural and Urban Heritage in Melaka (Malaysia), and Executive Editor of JSEAA (Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture) at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. He is the founder of mAAN (modern Asian Architecture Network), iNTA (International Network of Tropical Architecture), and mASEANa (modern ASEAN architecture) project/network. He serves as a jury member for UNESCO Asia Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, is a member of ICOMOS Scientific Committee and National Committee of Indonesia, is a founding member of ICOMOS National Committee of Singapore, and is an associate member of the Asian Academy for Heritage Management. He is also one of the founding members of DoCoMoMo Macau. Dr Widodo also serves as a member of the Preservation of Sites and Monuments Advisory Board of the National Heritage Board of Singapore.

Visit our website for information about the programme: https://www.objectifs.com.sg/bauhaus-imaginista-x-singapore/


  • The event description was updated. Diff#492039 2019-11-07 07:55:36
Sat Nov 23, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
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