Questioning Conventions

First started inside the Chinese Division of HASS, the Chinese literary society TrendLit has in a few years established itself as a contemporary champion of Chinese writing in Singapore. Founder Andy Ang and current editor Ang Jin Yong share their journey in breathing new life into language that many Singaporeans have come to regard as traditional, and how they have made new connections and convergences amidst the renewed interest in SingLit today.

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Making Things Happen

Creative ambition may serve as the initial catalyst but realising exhibitions, events and publications also involve other considerations, ranging from negotiating organisational objectives to operational hiccups. How are arts projects realised independently or within an institution? How do creative practitioners make things happen in the arts?

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Socialising through Art

Stepping out of the strict boundaries of photojournalism led Kong Yen Lin to conceptual photography and a career in arts programming. We speak to the graduate in journalism and sociology about crossing disciplinary boundaries and how that has shaped her approach to art.

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Venturing into the Tech Revolution

Joining the online grocery start-up RedMart was a major switch for both Jonathan Tan and Valerie Chen. The duo share how they made themselves relevant in their company driven by technology—a reality that is fast defining Singapore’s workspaces.

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Where Design Meets Art

The growth of Singapore’s arts and cultural industries has created more opportunities for designers to work on creative-based projects and blurred the traditional divide of art and design. Graphic designers Roy Wang, Bryan Angelo Lim and Joanne Pang explore what binds and divides these two worlds.

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Conceiving Soundscapes

Sound design is an integral aspect of the media we consume today but for most, its extent still remains quite nebulous — what exactly does it entail? Jeremy Goh shares what he does at IMBA Interactive and his creative processes.

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Attending to Attention

Advertising is everywhere today and the need for differentiation has never been more important. Twitter's Brand Strategist, Rohan Routroy, considers the nature of these strategies and what influenced him to join the industry.

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To Draw Better

The processes behind creative work differs across fields of interests, each with its own set of successes and difficulties. Storyboard artist Ziqun AK shares the value of a process-oriented approach and how he navigates the unpredictability of experimentation and exploration.

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