Trans/Missions invites BA Level 3 students from the 7 Schools within LASALLE College of the Arts to share their Final Year (Dissertation) research. With such platform, we hope to facilitate interdisciplinary exchanges about issues to do with research methodologies, hypotheses and experimentations that shape the students’ practices.
Organised by McNally School of Fine Arts, School of Creative Industries, School of Design Communication, School of Fashion, School of Spatial & Product Design, School of Contemporary Music, School of Dance & Theatre.
The Study Room, Ngee Ann Kongsi Library, Lasalle College of the Arts
Friday, 10 February 2017
09.00 to 17.15
9.00-9.15 Introduction to the Programme by Chandra
9.15-10.45 “Singapore as a Context” (moderated by Mitha)
11.00-12.30 “Social Bodies” (moderated by Rohai)
13.30-15.00 “Methods of Power”(moderated by Ruobing)
15.15-16.45 “Creative Processes” (moderated by Susan)
16.45-17.15 Closing ceremony and certificates distribution by Venka Purushothama
“The Productive Pause”
Lee Jing Lin
School of Design Communication, BA (Hons) Design Communication
It is one of the most valuable assets of the 21st century - creativity. New concepts have sprouted up over the years, in hopes of demystifying this elusive skill. Big ideas such as “design thinking”, and the merits of convergent and divergent thinking have been discussed. Still, the basic framework to the creativity process holds true: four stages in creativity according to Graham Wallas (“The Art of Thought”). In this framework, we understand that the incubation phase is where novel ideas are birthed - ideas that separate general creative concepts, from inventive and insightful creative solutions. However, this is a phase that creative practitioners consistently neglect. This research looks at creativity in the context of Singapore, and aims to identify how creative practitioners can better their work processes. The dissertation presents an argument for unconscious processing as a facilitator of novel insights for creative practitioners as an alternative to the conventional creative process – sustained conscious processing on a creative task – in turn, dispelling the cultural notion of idleness as unproductivity.