What happens when your school merges? How does the loss of a building affect community, memory, and identity? Merged is an interactive documentary on Singapore’s biggest school merger. It takes a closer look at the city-state’s changing social and education landscapes, by focusing on Tampines Junior College (TPJC)’s last days.

Join us for the launch and screening of the interactive documentary, an exhibition, and two panel discussions. 'We no need no education' explores Singapore's changing education landscape, while 'What's in a Building?' examines the significance of physical space towards collective memory.

15 Mar, Fri | 7.00pm - 9pm
16 Mar, Sat | 12.00pm - 7.00pm

Found @ Prinsep
128 Prinsep St, #01-01, Singapore 188655

Free with registration

15 Mar, Fri
7.00 - 7.30pm: Walk-in Registration, Documentary Screening
7.30 - 9.00pm: Panel Discussion - We No Need No Education *

* Panel Discussion - We No Need No Education
This panel discussion will revolve around education policies and stakeholders' concerns. 2019 marks the first year where Junior Colleges have completed their mergers, the largest yet with 14 pairs of schools combining. Who is affected by these mergers? What other education policies can we expect? What's next for our education landscape?

Moderated by:
Dr Quek Ser Hwee, Lecturer, National University of Singapore (NUS) USP

Harris Rusdi Chai, Senior Deputy Director (Planning Division), Ministry of Education
Derek Ong, Managing Director, Elementary Co.
Mary Choo, retired tutor of the now defunct TPJC

16 Mar, Sat

12.00 - 2.00pm: Exhibition
12.00 - 1.30pm: The Act of Re(collection) *** — sign up for time slots to experience this light installation!
2.00 - 2.30pm: Walk-in Registration, Documentary Screening
2.30 - 4.00pm: Panel Discussion: What's In A Building? **
4.00 - 7.00pm: Exhibition
4.30 - 7.00pm: The Act of Re(collection) *** — sign up for time slots to experience this light installation!

** Panel Discussion - What's In A Building?
This panel discussion is part of the launch weekend for Merged.sg. The discussion will revolve around the preservation and regeneration of Singapore’s built heritage. Over the past years we have seen various efforts from different groups to preserve our built heritage. But the big question lies in how can we preserve and redevelop these places into liveable places for the future generations while preserving our history.

Moderated by
Professor Chang Jiat Hwee, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Randy Chan, Principal of Zarch Collaboratives
Professor Ng Kok Hoe, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS; co-editor of ‘They Told Us to Move: Dakota—Cassia’ (Ethos Books, 2019)
Kwek Li Yong, President of My Community

*** The Act of Re(Collection)
How can we prove something exists? What is my identity? What is the value of collective memory? Is nostalgia a guise for the fear of change or paramount in the building of our nation’s identity? This installation creates a safe space for participants to explore those questions for themselves, and encourages them to write down their opinions.

There are 9 slots between 12pm - 1.30pm, and 15 slots between 4.30pm - 7pm. Each 10min slot allows 9 people to experience this light installation. To take part, register* for a '
The Act of Re(Collection) (16 Mar)' ticket on Peatix here, and select your preferred slot with this form.

* Walk-in registration allowed, subject to availability. You are encouraged to pre-register online to secure your preferred slot.

Produced by:
Ng Kai Yuan
Carine Tan Yang Yi
Matthew Chew Chee Han
Cheah Wenqi

Commissioned by The Future of Our Pasts Festival

The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest) is a month-long festival showcasing 11 creative projects by students and recent graduates from different tertiary institutions in Singapore and abroad, that reimagine lesser-known stories of our communities and places through arts and media. #TFOOPFest invites you to view our history in a new light, discover stories of our past and present, and engage with what they mean for Singapore — now and in the future.

Festival website: futureofourpasts.com

Facebook: facebook.com/futureofourpasts
Instagram: @futureofourpasts
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General Admission FULL
Panel Discussion: We No Need No Education (15 Mar, 7.30pm - 9pm) FULL
Panel Discussion: What's In A Building? (16 Mar, 2.30pm - 4pm) FULL
The Act of Re(Collection) (16 Mar) FULL
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128 Prinsep Street, #01-01 Singapore
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