SUSS Culture Fest successfully concluded its inaugural edition that ran from 22 September to 1 October 2023. Organised by SUSS CatalySt, the student-led festival aims to deepen appreciation of culture and the community's role in shaping it. Focusing on sharing, daring and caring legacies, the festival lineup featured six programmes by four student groups: SUSS CatalySt, SEALS, Cross-Cultural Immersion Interest Group, and Skate Interest Group. More than 70 patrons took part in a wide variety of activities, from conversations and workshop experiences to neighbourhood and museum tours and even night skating sessions.
Facilitators from SUSS CatalySt and NTU Heritage Club lead an intergenerational community tour in Come My Kampung: Tiong Bahru
Patrons observe their student coach closely as they pick up basic skating skills at Skate Interest Group’s Urban Skate Training.
A passionate docent from the Asian Civilisations Museum told an antique’s story at Cross Cultural Immersion Interest Group’s ACM Highlight
Patrons wore eye masks during a Spotlight on the Blind workshop planned by SEALS in collaboration with Dialogue in the Dark Singapore
A lively conversation took place with Felix Ser from the National Library Board at The Future of Culture is Young
Patrons prepared themselves with Skate Interest Group’s student coaches for Skate With Us at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.
Wei Jiang, Festival Chairperson and a Year 4 Marketing student, said "We hope to expand our festival lineup next year so that we can showcase even more of our student talents and passions to our community."
Some of the programmes were also held in collaboration with external organisations, such as the National Library Board, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Heritage Club, Dialogue in the Dark Singapore, and Asian Civilisations Museum.
Felix Ser, speaker from the National Library Board, said "It is my pleasure to be in the company of such an intergenerational, multicultural and ever-thoughtful audience from SUSS. Our libraries offer valuable and abundant resources that connect us to our shared past, and we aspire to constantly evolve to meet our needs in the present and future. As a librarian, I am happy to have been invited to this event to contribute to this conversation about the future of our collective culture."
SUSS Culture Fest 2023 expresses heartfelt appreciation for the extraordinary support it received from partners, collaborators, sponsors, supporters, and the SUSS Office of Student Life. Stay tuned for the wrap-up video of this fruitful festival here!