Identity in Civic Space British Council website Civic Life

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Friday 27 August 2010.

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Civic Life is a major British Council project that explores notions of identity, architecture, memory, community, a sense of place and civic space. Unfolding over 2010, the project converges online, in a website that incorporates writing, film and photographs from all around the world.

Highlights of the Civic Life site include: Tiong Bahru, a short film shot in and around Singapore’s Tiong Bahru estate in June 2010 by British filmmakers Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy and a cast of hundreds of volunteers; Where the Art Is, a micro-short film competition; and Writing the City, a creative writing programme to be launched by Singapore Literature Prize winner Suchen Christine Lim and UK author Jeremy Sheldon in October.

The site also features a blog, where leading international artists, writers, architects and thinkers will discuss the Civic Life themes – and readers can also share their views.