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Title: More than a pastime
Authors: Fenella Zalfania Alfri
Keywords: Visual arts and music::General
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Fenella Zalfania Alfri (2022). More than a pastime. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Project: ADM18.22.U1831402H 
Abstract: Since the COVID-19 pandemic, limitations imposed on the public places that migrant domestic workers (MDW) gather as well as their flexibility of 'play' have further restricted their mobility—both important factors of self-expression and exercising one's identity outside the role of a MDW in Singapore. ‘More than a Pastime’ introduces a space where the pastimes, personal hobbies and creative skills of MDWs are spotlighted and given a voice to. This project acts as an exploration behind the concept of identities manifested through leisure activities and spatiality in Singapore during times of economic and societal uncertainties. It uncovers patterns of mutuality, belonging and collective expression that has emerged through interaction and shared experiences. A collection featuring narratives from 12 MDWs supported by visual mediums of photographs, illustrations and sketches. By highlighting the unique knowledge and skills on the personal hobbies of these women, it hopes to let the local community view them in a different light outside of a MDW. As Singapore continues to reopen and ease restrictions, this project hopes to provoke empathy, breed compassion and bring about more understanding within the community moving forward into this new phase.
Schools: School of Art, Design and Media 
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:ADM Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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