Familiar Strangers: Stories of Migrant Workers Re-presented Exhibition, 2nd & 3rd April 2016

Thank you very much, to you all who help to build Singapore in one way or another.

Exhibition venue: Visual Arts Centre, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road, Singapore 238469. (50 metres from Exit A/B of Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station)

Dates & time: 2nd & 3rd April 2016 (this weekend!), noon to 8pm

“Familiar Strangers, a student-run movement from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, will be organising the Familiar Strangers: Stories of Migrant Workers Re-presented exhibition…, …serves as a culmination of efforts to empower migrant workers and engage Singaporeans to reflect on migrant issues, integration and social spaces.”

““What made me interested in working on this project was the fresh perspective on self-advocacy, which gives full editorial control to migrant workers,” says Shahrin Izhar, another member of the group.”

“The exhibition will also feature photographs taken by migrant workers during the Photography as a Voice workshop. “Photographs have been a common and enjoyable way to share stories about experiences, friends and family. We also wanted to present an alternative perspective of Singapore through the eyes of migrant workers here,” says Kenji Kwok, a photojournalist and member of the team.”

Read the full write-up on Singapore Art Gallery Guide here.

I take this opportunity to introduce a non-profit organisation in Singapore dedicated to improving conditions for low-wage migrant workers: TWC2. Also, check out this site on Migrant Worker Poetry Competition, impressive!