ART/ARCHITECTURE CATALOGUE ESSAYS

2009:

Domesticity and Monumentality: Reconsidering the Peranakan House

In Of Fingerbowls and Hankies: Chris Yap Voyeurs through the Baba House (Singapore: NUS Museum, 2009), 18-27

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Houses fascinate me. I am intrigued by how we set out o change them with our ordered routines, eccentricities and posessions, and how in turn, with time, we inevitably become inextricablefrom the house we live in. We strive to change houses. Yet, they in turn, transform us. Renovations, demolitions, reconstructions, preservations and conservations reveal the porosity of houses as sites where occupation takes centre stage.

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