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CU Denver in Singapore: Exploring the Creative Economy

From May 22 – June 6, 2019 students from CU Denver will be lead by Visual Arts faculty Michelle Carpenter and Travis Vermilye to Singapore, one of the world's most thriving creative economies. Learning how a creative economy is established and sustainedand the dynamics necessary for it to thrive, students will visit places like the Singapore National Gallery, Infinite Studios, The Substation, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, and other landmarks and events through the city that play significant roles in fostering and driving creativity.

Follow their international journey as the student examine international and collaborative art, design, visual culture, process.



Good morning Singapore!


It is our first official day in Singapore! What a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, but hot city! I am a sucker for museums and on today’s agenda? ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. One word: Obsessed. I am definitely coming back.

First stop: Art & Science Museum

The first exhibit we visited was Future World by teamLab. Wow. The exhibit was very well curated. One of the best interactive exhibit I’ve been too. The typography and color was on point. teamLab did an amazing job. I can’t say that I have a favorite because they we are wonderful but the piece that stood out to me the most was the interactive crystal room. It was so beautiful.

How the lights interact with the music is something that I am very interested in. This definitely planted a future thesis idea. teamLab did such an amazing job with this exhibit, I can’t wait to go back to the ArtScience museum for their new interactive exhibit and visit others from all around the world.

After Future World, I escaped into another world by climbing through a small door to entered in the world of Alice in Wonderland. This exhibit was super cool! I loved how clever it was! The exhibit did a really great job of immersing their exhibitors into the world of Alice.