Teater Ekamatra & NUS Malay Studies Department
EKANUSA — 01
The session will be in English.
Presenting Singapore Malay peoples’ past – “gaps and distortion”
Presentation of history whether in the written or oral form is constructed to tell a story from a particular standpoint. In this talk, we’ll be shown how the dominant construction of Singapore history has “gaps and distortion” (Alatas 1998). This, in turn, has consequences to the presentation of Singapore Malay peoples’ past.
Speaker: Dr Suriani Suratman, Senior Lecturer, NUS
Moderator: To be announced
where art and discourse meet
EkaNUSa is an initiative between Teater Ekamatra and our lovely friends at the Malay Studies Department of the National University of Singapore to bring the worlds of academia and the arts together. For the six sessions we have planned, we will have Dr Suriani Suratman and Dr Azhar Ibrahim, and guest moderators, discuss the topic of the day with the audience.
Through these talks and sharing sessions, we hope to create a space for us to deliberate on the prevalent discourse on selected subject matters. We believe that the insights gained from these sessions will be invaluable to our individual and collective journeys, be it in academia, the arts, or both.
Credits: Teater Ekamatra
Friday, 10 May
Free admission with registration.