At the start of my PhD journey, I encountered Michel De Certeau’s seminal piece called Walking In The City that very much spurred me into the direction my research went in. I even adopted walking as one of my main methods during my year-long fieldwork in Kuala Lumpur City. What I neglected to share in my PhD Thesis which I’ve submitted for examination more than 2 months ago is perhaps something I’ve taken for granted at the time of doing my PhD. Only now, in this post-thesis-writing calm and after ample time and space from my PhD, do I get to linger on my experiences before and after the fieldwork.
On the 23rd of November, the National Art Gallery in Malaysia launched the inaugural KL Biennale that will go on till end of March 2018. I participated in an exhibition called Field Trip Project Asia that is founded by a Japanese artist, Daisuke Takeya. This is a very late post indeed. Apologies! More photos and recounting the events below!