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HOE, Su Fern 贺淑芬

Hoe Su Fern 贺淑芬

Adjunct Research Fellow

Hoe Su Fern 贺淑芬
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Dr Hoe Su Fern is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies. 

Dr Hoe received her PhD from the School of Culture and Communication at University of Melbourne in 2011. Her thesis focused on the governance of the creative industries in Singapore and Taiwan.

Prior to joining IPS, she held appointments in the Ministry of Communications and Information as well as the Supreme Court. She has also taught in the areas of Cultural Studies and Media and Communications in Singapore and Australia. 

Research Interests

Arts and cultural policy; critical cultural policy studies; arts and urban spaces; community arts



Conference participation and presentations

  • Presenter, “City as canvas: Rethinking relations between the arts and urban spaces in Singapore”, at the 2016 International Conference on cultural Policy Research, Sookmyung Women’s University, South Korea, 5–9 July 2016.
  • Presenter, “Place-making/management: The policy and practice of Arts-led urban rejuvenation in Singapore”, at Hard City, Soft City: The Urban Imaginative Field in Singapore, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 17–18 March 2016.
  • Invited Speaker, “Creative placemaking: Building communities by transforming space to place”, at Arts Work’s Greenhouse Session #11
  • Responder, “Contextualising Singapore’s place management efforts”, at the Institute of Policy Studies – Singapore Art Museum Roundtable on Place Management and Placemaking in Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, 13 November 2015.
  • Guest Lecturer, “Translating policy to practice: The impact of the arts housing scheme in Singapore”, at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, 26 October 2015.
  • Presenter, “Arts not for arts’ sake: Harnessing the arts for community-building in Singapore”, at the Tenth International Conference on the Arts in Society. Imperial College, London, UK, 24 July 2015.


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