LumiNation 2020 - Imperial Creatures
While our understanding of the relationship between the colonial project and migration is almost entirely based on the accounts of individuals and communities, we forget that the extent of imperialism extended to the natural world as well. If imperialism is a series of power relationships, it involves not only the subjugation of human communities but also animals. What was the relationship between these two processes in colonial Singapore and how did the introduction and elimination of animal species in Singapore irrevocably change the ecosystem of Singapore.
This talk explores how the structures of colonialism and migration extended beyond human communities and how these stories teach us lessons about power structures that have affected human and animal communities alike.
YouTube LIVE @ 16 Aug 2020, 5pm
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About LumiNation 2020 - The Migration Edition
1–30 Aug 2020
Held alongside with National Day, The Arts House’s LumiNation festival explores our Singaporean identity through performances, talks and more.
This third edition of LumiNation will take place digitally, as it continues to set its sights on uncovering Singapore’s lesser-known narratives and hidden histories, inviting audiences to connect together parts of the full Singaporean conversation. The theme for this year’s festival is Migration, for which LumiNation aims to reveal the ever-changing relationship between migration and national identity. Moreover, we hope to explore how central migration is to Singapore's story, drawing from macroscopic to personal narratives.
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