NOTE: No audio/video recording are allowed during this lecture.

Using literature review, media analysis, and interviews, this talk analyzes the socioeconomic backgrounds that shape urban youth participation in arts, socio-cultural movements and civic engagement beyond electoral politics, and in doing so – to understand the pathways to active participation in citizenship and activism – as well as how state histories and neoliberal conditions have created specific opportunities and limits for youth activist practices.

Moderated by David Sadoway.

About the Speaker

Danielle Hong is a researcher with the National Volunteering and Philanthropy Centre. She was previously a research associate with the Institute and Southeast Asian Studies and the Institute of Policy Studies working on local socio-cultural issues such as migration, integration and multiculturalism. She received her MA in Law and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (2014), for which her thesis examined the reparation rights of Bangladeshi migrant workers in Singapore.

About the Moderator

David Sadoway is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with HSS-Sociology at Nanyang Technological University. David has a PhD in Urban Planning and Design from the University of Hong Kong (2013) and served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Concordia University in Montréal (2012-14), where he did research in India. Dr. Sadoway has worked in the U.N. system, government, the non-profit sector and with urban planners. Besides living in Canada, he has lived in Asia for 13 years in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Ulaanbaatar, Delhi and Bengaluru.

[Part of Survey: Space, Sharing, Haunting, curated by Post-Museum]