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Fine-grain histories of social diversity through multiple sources on dwellings and streets
Community histories unfold in this series that traces Singapore’s social past with help from the archives.
When read together, maps, building drawings, oral archive accounts, newspaper articles and visual materials permit glimpses of a fine-grain history of society and community. Their combined use mitigates the limitations of each type of source material and provides information that transcends assumptions and generalisations to vivify a sense of the everyday. This talk highlights a number of otherwise forgotten micro-histories of expunged neighbourhoods in Singapore, and focuses on what drawings and maps can tell us about cultural histories through details about historical dwelling types and streetscapes.
Thursday, 05 September 2019
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Level 3, Oldham Theatre
National Archives of Singapore
1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868
Imran bin Tajudeen is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. His work focuses on the architecture and urban histories of Singapore and maritime Southeast Asia across the longue durée from the pre-colonial period (16th to 18th centuries) through their transregional interactions, continuities and transformations with the colonial encounter, and subsequently their framing via colonial and nationalist tropes in contemporary history narratives and heritage discourse.
No food and drinks allowed during the programme.