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Symposium #3: INTERSECTIONS

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WeWork Spacemob Claymore

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##03-01

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The Symposium is an interactive talk show that thrives on the intimate, defy formats and examines the intersections between business, culture and people.

In Conversations #3: INTERSECTIONS, we get 5 speakers to present bold immersive ideas on reimagining futures (work, play and education) in Singapore.


Nithiya Laila, a culinary anthropologist shares about foraging in Singapore and producing her conceptual dining club: Brunch Bandits - inspired by the histories of food, people and local farmers

Hui Wen Chin, an early childhood educator reimagines education in 2030

Marc Nair
, a local award winning writer and poet gives us a spoken word performance

Stuart Wee,
an immersive theatre director talks about producing interactive theatrical feasts immersed around stories, drama and secrets

Chris Leow, an urban farmer talks about innovation in food waste, building learning gardens and shared cooking spaces; and using urban farming to design, grow and build communities in Singapore

*Each RSVP is inclusive of one beverage (and a small surprise).
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Nithiya Laila
is a culinary anthropologist who believes in sustainability and conscious consumption. This informs her approach to food, working with local farmers to preserve heritage herbs and spices for Brunch Bandits; a social dining clubs that she runs. From healing Asian Superfood brunches at Sofitel Singapore to soul food brunches that serve up cuisines from the West Indies, to Ethiopia and Brazil, these curated sessions explore culture through the lens of the global citizen. She currently host and develops recipes for Edible Wild, a 6 part series exploring the farm and foraging scene in Asia for Channel News Asia.

https://www.facebook.com/brunchbandits/
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/edible-wild

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Hui Wen Chin is an early childhood educator with MapleBear Singapore. A former dining editor at Asia City Media Group and the founder of Eastern Granola, Hui Wen has taken a circuitous route to joining the teaching profession. She has a Master of Arts in Food Studies as well as a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education. Currently working with 3- and 4-year-olds, she is concerned with issues such as equity and community in the classroom and wider society. When not trying to reinvent Pre-K education, she still cooks and dines out like it’s her job.
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Marc Nair is a poet and photographer. He is a recipient of the 2016 Young Artist Award. He first started performing poetry in 2003 at poetry slams in Singapore. Marc has published five solo volumes of poetry and has released another three collections in collaboration with visual artists, photographers and graphic artists. Marc was the 2016-17 NTU-NAC National Writer in Residence and is the co-founder of Mackerel, a culture magazine.

http://www.marcnair.com
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Co-Founder of ANDSOFORTH, Stuart Wee can be found directing, building sets, bartending, scriptwriting, pitching concepts, and mopping. Stuart built ANDSOFORTH, an immersive theatre dining company with his partner Emily, and in 4 years conceptualised and produced 15 unique in-house experiences which include Dinner in Wonderland, The Imaginarium of Disco David and The Adventures of Grimmsneyland. He and Emily Png also co-founded ANDSOFORTH +(plus) which create experiential events for brands like Volkswagen, Novatek, National Arts Council, Phillip Morris International, Deloitte, JW Marriott Singapore and Singapore Tourism Board.

https://www.andsoforth.com.sg/gallery
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Chris Leow is an urban farmer at Edible Garden City. He has had a diverse background from an aerospace engineer to being a barista, owning a cafe and being a ramen chef consultant. Chris found his calling to be a farmer on a self discovery journey on a self sustainable farm in Sydney. Chris hopes to push the boundaries in urban farming and desires to elevate local produce to greater heights, and to bring more awareness and respect for local produce.

https://www.ediblegardencity.com

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