Rethinking  Change  

25-27 October 2019

The Pavilion @ Far East Square

Rethinking Change

Rethinking Change seeks to challenge our ideas and assumptions about what it takes to create positive impact to a community.

Powered by the National Youth Council in support of SG Youth Cares, this exhibition was jointly developed by RADION and members of SMU-IDCA and SMSA.

It asks the question, “What does it take to create change that is sustainable and which helps make a community more resilient?”.

Our desired outcome is that it will leave you with food for thought, and with a better understanding of the various considerations when it comes to doing good.

Ultimately, we hope this body of work contributes to the ongoing conversation about doing good better, and inspires more towards creating change that is beneficial to the ones we serve.

Rethinking Change

Rethinking Change seeks to challenge our ideas and assumptions about what it takes to create positive impact to a community.

Powered by the National Youth Council in support of SG Youth Cares, this exhibition was jointly developed by RADION and members of SMU-IDCA and SMSA.

It asks the question, “What does it take to create change that is sustainable and which helps make a community more resilient?”.

Our desired outcome is that it will leave you with food for thought, and with a better understanding of the various considerations when it comes to doing good.

Ultimately, we hope this body of work contributes to the ongoing conversation about doing good better, and inspires more towards creating change that is beneficial to the ones we serve.

Exhibition Guide

(Re)Thinking About Change

This exhibition was put together by RADION International, in collaboration with students from Singapore Medical Students Association, and members of SMU International Development & Community Action alumni group.  RETHINKING CHANGE was borne out of a desire to see real benefits, sustainable growth, and lasting impact to the ones we seek to help. The issues raised, and the reflections posted through this body of work almost certainly scratches only the surface. However, we hope to get you curious, and get a conversation started about how to do good better – And we’ll begin by RETHINKING CHANGE.

Alvin Ong (Exhibition Team Lead)

 

About This Guide

This guide serves to provide context, and further information about the subject raised in what you read and see. That said, it’s perfectly fine to go through the exhibition “offline”. 

Either way, are you ready to begin? 

 

Reflection

Seeing people as not foremost as problems, but as lives – human beings, is a powerful step in rethinking change. 

What might change look like if we first learn to put ourselves in someone’s shoes, instead of presuming to know what the answer is?

 

Opening Hearts.

A fuller context for this passage may be found here.

Further Reflection

This is not an indictment against the act of saving just one starfish, but more to spur us to think how we may effect change on a larger scale, in a holistic way. 

Protection From The Cold.

Deaths through excessive smoke inhalation do occur. This is why every year, we do our utmost to collect as many warm clothes as people would give, so that the use of firewood would not be necessary for keeping warm. This is what Project LIVES! is for – saving lives.

Throwback.

This scene was from way back in 2015 – at the final stage of the Project LIVES! campaign. At this stage, we distribute the necessary aid to villagers – way before winter hits, so that they will be well-prepared when the time comes.

Short-Term + Long-Term

 What are some examples you have seen of a successful mix of short-term collaboration and long-term development work?

Community Development

At RADION, we love medical teams because they bring an expertise that is not readily available within the community. Short-term collaborations like that are particularly helpful in nudging people towards positive change.

SMU IDCA.

This and the following piece of work were contributed by Ian & Alina Chen, and Ser Muying, members of SMU International Development & Community Action.

 

Singapore Medical Students’ Association

The content for this and the following 3 boards were contributed by the following student members of SMSA:

Charles Tiu , Cheryl Lim, Gerald Low , Jayden Yap, Leonard Teo, Raymond Ong, Shawn Law, Teo Yao Neng, Ashley Yew, Yeo Yingjie, Jasmine Lee, and Huang Huixin

The ABCDs of Change.

The reflection posted here is based on the contributor’s thoughts about Asset-Based Community Development. It basically asks, “What’s Strong?”, instead of “What’s Wrong?” within a community.

For more on this topic, please visit this link

Think.

When was the last time you took time to understand another person, and listened?

Think.

Good intentions alone are not enough in making change that is sustainable. How could we go beyond that, so that we can better think through the various considerations in doing good.

Before Goodbye.

Will you help us out by letting us know what you think about this exhibition? It would take just 3 minutes of your time.

 

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