Amanda is a volunteer qualitative researcher for The Big Sit team. Her interest lies in exploring space as a fluid, living connectivity between people and place. As a self-identified flaneur, she is curious about how the practice of mindfulness and social meditation in urban spaces can challenge notions of the urban as concrete and inhumane, and how we can intentionally shape a new form of conscious urbanism and community. At the heart of it all, her work is about people. She is hopeful that The Big Sit will be able to (re)new ways of relating to ourselves and others whom we share the urban space with.
She lived another life as a budding anthropologist-in-training, traversing between London and Singapore. Her practice is informed by ethnography and phenomenology. She works at the intersection of community and academia, navigating and bridging lifeworlds. Based in Singapore, Amanda is currently conducting research with migrant workers and the community at large.
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