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An Elegy to the GraveSingapore
In Singapore, a city that unceasingly pushes itself forward and upward, we find that the last vestiges of death – that of which is felt and largely ungoverned – are slowly being subsumed into state heritage. Overlaying this mechanism of erasure as a corollary of progress onto the multicultural Singapore narrative, an alternative importance of the death-scape is argued for. With urban life, multi-religiosity, and the local death culture in the project’s purview, it speculates an intersection between the realms of urban life and death – a practice of space that insists on seeing an authenticity about death, and imagines possibilities of a balance between the quotidian and a state-constructed order.