Untold Stories of Places
DATE / TIME
2 Nov, Sat
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
VENUENational Gallery Singapore, Rooftops studios 1 - 4
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This session is in English
Beyond functionality, buildings offer insights on the cities they belong to. What can we glean from the relationship between a city and its landmark buildings? From preserving heritage buildings to enclaves that might soon be demolished in favour of shiny skyscrapers, what do they reflect upon its community?
This session is made possible with the assistance of British Council and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
Pico Iyer is the author of 15 books, and has for more than a quarter-century been writing constantly for Time, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books and more than 250 other periodicals worldwide. His four recent TED Talks have received more than eight million views. In 2019 he has published three new books, Autumn Light, A Beginner’s Guide to Japan, and (about Singapore) This Could be Home.Pico Iyer is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Republic of Korea
Born in 1976, Hwang Jungeun is a podcast celebrity and one of the bright young things of Korean literature, having published two collections of short stories and three novels to date. One Hundred Shadows (2010), her first novel, was both a critical and commercial success. Its mix of oblique fantasy, hard-edge social critique, and offbeat romance garnered the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award and the Korean Booksellers’ Award.
Photo credit: Meenyoung Jung