A New Wake Design Experience
This showcase is an insight into the collaborative project between Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors, where students research and rethink traditional wake design. The collaboration explores fresh and unique approaches to wake design experiences, adapting to the changing needs and traditions of different religions.
Year 2 students from NAFA’s School of 3D Design, Diploma in Design (Interior and Exhibition) course team up with Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors to think out-of-the-box and give fresh new perspectives to wakes in the context of a multi-purpose hall or pavilion in Singapore.
Together, they experiment with new funeral typologies to see how design can respond to the changing needs and conditions of different religious practices like Buddhism (Mahayana, Theravada, Zen), Taoism, Freethinking, Catholicism, and Christianity, resulting in a complete rethink of spatial environments of memorial setups.
The new spatial setups are refreshing interpretations relevant to the contemporary context, and investigate ideas relating to modularity and versatility in terms of structure and props.
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
NAFA’s Faculty of Art & Design fosters creativity through industry engagements and addressing social community issues. Empowering students to create impactful works, it bridges the gap between art and societal concerns, enabling students to explore their artistic potential and contribute meaningfully to the world.
Discover more at: nafa.edu.sg
Name: Dr Ang Chiat
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Top Image: Ethreal Serendipity by Fathima and Farhah. Image courtesy of NAFA.
- NAFA in collaboration with Ang Chin Moh Funeral Directors
21 Sep - 01 Oct 2023
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