Rehearsal takes place on 20-22 Jan as part of CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17. This iteration transforms a carpark space to a campsite where the public stay, eat, and live together over a period of 2 days and 2 nights. The space, to be built through a collective wood workshop using recycled materials from NTU CCA Singapore’s previous exhibitions, will include a kitchen, sleeping area, library, and a meditation space. Participants are asked to shape the site according to their activities and interests throughout the event period. Rehearsal consists of a mix of planned and ad-hoc activities, and seeks to provide a place to further reflect on the topics discussed during the Ideas Fest.
Rehearsal started in 2016 as part of Survey. It is a a social experiment stemming from the urge to incite and foster public discussions in Singapore, addressing the city and how to organise collectively. Spaces for different groups to come together are lacking and only few opportunities exist for civil society groups and government sectors to meet and have open debates. Rehearsal responds directly to the need for places that facilitate discussions and gatherings.