Oppy – Aunty Theresa’s story

Aunty Theresa’s story

I remember talking to Aunty Lalitha on the streets about my project and Aunty Theresa who was walking her dog back then overheard bits of our conversation on Opera Estate’s history. She started joining our conversation and animatedly shared her stories growing up in this estate back in the 60s.

I thought what was interesting about my public intervention at Siglap Linear Park were the organic and unexpected connections I made. I grew up here but never felt that rooted or connected to the local community. Doing this project was like going down Alice’s rabbit hole – there were so many interesting stories when I dug deeper.

I hope this project would be a starting point for more local connections to be made in this neighbourhood, beyond me and my project.

Creative Generation “Why change?” podcast

I was recently interviewed on Creative Generation’s “Why Change?” podcast and had a chat with ITAC’s executive director Madeleine McGirk on my socially engaged practice journey and my work with INSEP. Tune in for the conversation!

In this episode you’ll learn:

What is socially engaged artistic practice?;

How our systems which support arts, education, and social change must continue to adapt…and how; and

About new opportunities to virtually engage with others and stay connected in artistic communities of practice.

https://creative-generation.org/podcast-episodes/socially-engaged-practice-with-fi-neo