NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023 returns with the theme of ‘Food’

16 Feb 2023 at 11.00 PM - 19 Feb 2023 at 12.00 AM Alumni, Current Students, Industry/Academic Partners, Prospective Students, Public

NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023 returns with the theme of ‘Food’

The platform will present projects that engage, investigate, and explore options to secure future food supply. NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (NTUCCA) Singapore and the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) Global, Singapore-ETHCentre are pleased to announce the programme and participants for the third edition of the NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023: Food, taking place in Singapore from February 16 to 19, 2023.

Building upon NTU CCA Singapore’s long term research theme “Climates. Habitats. Environments”, this year’s NTU CCA IdeasFest with the tagline “Eat.Secure.Sustain” contemplates on the urgency of present food systems, climate awareness and solutions for a more sustainable future.

As a platform that features new and ‘out-of-the box’ initiatives, NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023: Food aims to explore pathways towards actionable steps to secure the future of food supplies.

Participants and interested public are invited to share and engage in cooperative projects as well as collective experiences through a summit, workshops, site visits, public installations and immersive participation. The diverse programme of NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023: Food will be enriched by flash lectures of artist-led projects, start-up initiatives, scientific research as well as public dialogues on how to support Singapore's aspiration to meet 30% of its nutritional requirements domestically by 2030 collectively and individually.

According to Professor Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director of NTU CCA Singapore, “The vitality of food poses a wide-ranging set of questions and problems when confronted with nature’s diminishing capacity to nourish life as a result of harmful anthropocentric activity. Such challenges demand that we rethink our modes of production and consumption, and the need to have dialogue across disciplines, listen and interact with those impacted. There is a great deal to learn from each other.”

Professor Thomas Schroepfer, Co-Director of FCL Global, states that “Urban food is regarded as a promising lever for transformative change towards sustainability and resilience. Since cities are considered hotbeds for alternative practices and experimentation, urban food is an important element of a city's ecological, political, social, health and economic systems. We should therefore take into account the great potential of food for the planning and design of future cities.

NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023’s keynote address will be delivered by architect Paula Huerta, founder of Bambook studio (ID/ SG) and Board Member of the Environmental Council at the EU Tech Chamber. Over 25 international and Singapore-based practitioners, architects, artists, researchers, thought leaders and community groups have been selected to contribute to this year’s platform.

NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023 runs from 16-19 February 2023, at the Singapore-ETH Centre at CREATE Tower, NTU CCA
Singapore at Gillman Barracks and other locations across Singapore.


General Admission for the Summit (16, 17 and 18 February): Free with registration

Tickets to workshops and specific programmes: Varied pricing

All tickets can be registered for or purchased online through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.sg/.../ntu-cca-ideasfest-2023...

For the full outline of NTU CCA IdeasFest 2023: Food schedule, updates and more information, please visit the website, Eventbrite and relevant social media platforms.