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Reading Group: Nomadic Readings on Women and Design, led by Laura Miotto and Savina Nicolini

24 Sep 2019, Tue 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
15 Oct 2019, Tue 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The Exhibition Hall, Block 43 Malan Road

Following a series of encounters on the topic on women and design, these reading groups focus on the production and transmission of knowledge within the professional field of architecture, specifically with books by female architects. Discussions will be guided symbolically by two Greek mythological icons, Clitemnestra and Cassandra, and take on a participatory format. Readings and discussions will touch on Ida Faré, Beatriz Colomina, Lina Bo Bardi, Denise Scott Brown and many others.


24 September 2019

Nomadic Reading 1: Clytemnestra: A Special Exhibition Tour by torchlight.

Focusing on books by female architect, Ida Faré, the experience of “Mothers of Architecture”


15 October 2019

Nomadic Reading 2: Cassandra: A Reading Session/Who do we learn from?

Focusing on our masters, our inspirations, Lina Bo Bardi, and others



Laura Miotto (Italy/Singapore) is Associate Professor at the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at Nanyang Technological University, and co-chair of the MA programme in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices at ADM. She is also Design Director of GSM Project in Singapore, an international firm specialised in exhibition design originating from Montréal, Canada. With 20 years of experience in the design field, both as a creative director and an architectural designer, Miotto has worked on exhibitions focusing on heritage interpretation and sensorial design strategies in the context of museums, thematic galleries, and public spaces.

Savina Nicolini, (Italy/Singapore), MSc Hons Architecture Politecnico Milano, is the founding director of SNA Design, an award-winning design practice based in Singapore. Her multidisciplinary expertise spans across Commercial, Residential, and Hospitality. Her works include Ren-I-Tang, an architectural conservation project of TCM Medical Hall in Penang, Malaysia, which was exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2011, and Anguilla Park, which was awarded Best Apartment Residential Design by I-DEA Asia Pacific in 2015. She was also nominated “Emerging designer 2018-2019” by d+a magazine and founder of AIDA, a network of Italian designers based in Asia aimed at promoting design internationally.


*To highlight the absence of female architects in history and to encourage the female voice, this Reading Group is open only to female participants. It is also capped at 25 participants in order to facilitate its planned activities. The Exhibition Hall will still be open to the public till 8pm.

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