Para Site is pleased to present 5 x 7, 5 Invitations with 7 Guests, a series of public programmes taking place alongside A Luxury We Cannot Afford. The events feature lectures and discussions, which explore various trajectories within the exhibition such as public spaces, autonomy of artistic practice, and community politics, with artists and curatorsof SKEW Collaborative,
in Conversation with SKEW Collaborative
This discussion will delve into the public spaces, public housing projects, and modes of utopias featured and referenced in the exhibition. These include looking at the Singapore Conference Hall and Trade Union Hall (1961-65) and other works by Malayan Architects Co-Partnership/Architects Team 3 (MACP/AT3) and one of its founding architects,, and comparing Singapore to Disneyland through projects like Celebration, Florida and the district of Toa Payoh in Singapore.