Cities change. 
People die.

Everything you
know goes away.

2018 sees The Substation examining the cultural production of local heritage through its myriad forms—from instrumentalised versions of the Singapore Story vis à-vis SG50 and nostalgia-steeped festivals, to different modes of resistance, contestation, and collaboration.

Here are some of the thinkers whose words and works have informed our own.

And then there’s Alan.




Asian Branding: A Great Way to Fly (2002), Ian Batey

Between Stations (2009), Boey Kim Cheng
Living with Myths in Singapore (2017), ed. Loh Kah Seng, Thum Ping Tjin and Jack Meng-Tat Chia

Speak to Me, Walk with Me (2011), Amanda Heng

The Mile Hi! Club: Memoirs of a Stewardess (2009), Janet Chew


She’s A Great Way to Fly︎

Who Are You (Singapore Girl)︎