• 21 Apr 2022

  • SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

  • 7:30 PM

How can the act of collecting generate new opportunities to celebrate collectivity? 

The process of collecting requires that one determine a set of common, shared criteria to define the parameters of what “it” is that is being collected. These parameters allow for one to identify what artifacts “fit” within a collection through a process of differentiating this from that. Through the process of gathering and documenting these shared/common characteristics that all of the elements of a collection have, what is also consequently revealed is the unique aspects of each. 


This balance -- celebrating the shared and, through doing so, also the unique --, elicits a sense of cohesion and the surfacing of entirely new dynamics nuanced by the mandatory engagement with people and place that the process of collection requires.  

In this session, Rebecca shared strategies for experimenting with the potential of collection-based projects to produce knowledge linked to ways of listening and gathering, making and sharing, both contributing to and celebrating collectivity in a transdisciplinary fashion.