Happy Tropics No. 1

Michael Schindhelm, Damian Christinger, Zurich University of the Arts


The book is an attempt to translate new understandings of transcultural connections into a dialogue.

Happy Tropics I consists of two parts. The first section, “Why Singapore,” focuses on insights from outside Singapore, and consists of a conversation between Rem Koolhaas and Michael Schindhelm, an essay by Philip Ursprung, an artistic contribution by the U5 art collective, as well as contributions by the students of the Zurich University of the arts. The second section, “Learning from Singapore,” gives room to different voices from within, featuring interviews with Glen Goei, Beh Swan Gin, Benson Puah, Eugene Tan, and an essay by Gwee Li Sui.

Happy Tropics I is a publication by Michael Schindhelm and Damian Christinger in collaboration with the Zurich University of the Arts, and is classified as the Connecting Spaces Document # 10.

Pages: 212
Dimensions: 25.5 x 18 x 1.3 cm
Cover: Softcover
Binding: Perfect bound
ISBN: 978-3-9524741-2-9