Artist Bio

Debbie Ding is a visual artist, writer, and independent researcher based in Singapore. She originally graduated with B.A (Hons) in English Literature from the National University of Singapore in 2007, and has previously taught programming at Nanyang Technological University (School of Art, Design and Media), and produces and writes programs for touchscreen interactives. She is an autodidact with a keen interest in a range of fields such as cartography, archaeology, geology, programming, interaction design, and the urban built environment.

Debbie Ding is also the facilitator for the Singapore Psychogeographical Society. Since 2010, the Singapore Psychogeographical Society has been devoted to promoting a better understanding of the world through ludic adventures, independent research, digital documentation, and data/archival activism. Through psychogeoforensics, it encourages people to construct/reconstruct their own narratives around the various physical traces, histories, and archives that may be overlooked or neglected in a fast-developing urban city like Singapore.

In his Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography (1955), Guy Debord defined psychogeography as the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organised or not, on the emotions and behaviour of individuals. Psychogeoforensics is an extension of that concept - to combine psychogeography which would be an appreciation for various ambiances in a city that seem to influence the actions and lives of individuals living within it along with the domain of forensics. Because of the peculiar fragmented nature of history and culture in Singapore, we could also view Singapore as the scene of the mystery, or the missing artifact, and we are here to reconstruct the narrative of Singapore.

Download Short Bio (PDF, Dec 2012)
Download CV Here (PDF, Dec 2012)

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.