What if the Padang was still a beach?
An urban beach resurfaces along colonial Singapore’s old coastline of 1843.
By unearthing a historical fragment of Singapore’s mutable shoreline, the installation explores the embedded psychogeographies of Singapore’s land reclamation since its colonial founding.
Psychogeography is a theme in art and urbanism that explores how people’s behaviour and emotions are affected by the urban environment. As you tread on this sliver of beach, retrace the footsteps of dwellers 179 years ago, and consider what has since changed.