When Mr Gene Tan was appointed creative director of The Future Of Us exhibition, one of the first things he did was to pour through history books to examine the past. He was struck by how nations today are created "precariously" from decisions made in the past.
This premise became the creative inspiration behind The Future of Us exhibition. The exhibition encourages the audience to think about their actions and decisions, and what they could do to contribute to Singapore's future. The show consolidates the Government's plans, the research of agencies and institutes, as well as the ideas of ordinary people, and is retold as stories and scenarios in everyday life in the year 2030 and beyond
Mr Tan said Singapore’s future is shown through four ordinary Singaporean characters who go through their everyday lives. Their respective life journeys show how each are making decisions about their future and ultimately, Singapore’s own future.
How do you think your actions and decisions will contribute to Singapore’s Future?
Source: “The Future Of Us exhibition: Going back to the past to look into the future” (The Straits Times, 9 Nov 2015)