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Case on Singapore Innovation System

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  • 1. I nnovative S ystems for D evelopment of A rts and C ulture in S ingapore
  • 2. Singapore as a city-state has achieved extremely rapid development over the last four decades and established itself as an efficient business hub in the world I nnovative S ystems for D evelopment of A rts and C ulture in S ingapore
  • 3. Singapore: A City built on Extreme Planning and Regulations Post independence, with Intensive Planning the government single-mindedly brought about rapid progress by focusing on advancement of education, housing, transport, infrastructure and urban development. A tight reign has been maintained on the proceedings through a defined set of policies dealing with the different issues, kept in check by an almost uncorrupted government and a strict course of disciplinary regulations. I nnovative S ystems for D evelopment of A rts and C ulture in S ingapore
  • 4. Singapore is a relentlessly G-rated experience, micromanaged by a state that has the look and feel of a very large corporation.... There's a certain white-shirted constraint, an absolute humorlessness in the way operates; conformity here is the prime directive, and the fuzzier brands of creativity are in Singapore Ltd. extremely short supply. —William Gibson, "Disneyland with the Death Penalty", Wired Issue 1.04, September 1993. Singapore has realized that the ‘livability’ factor of the country depends on not only a smooth running infrastructure and urban system, but also largely on a strong atmosphere of arts and culture enhancing the quality of life of the people. The Singapore Cultural Policy was charted out from 1985 I nnovative S ystems for D evelopment of A rts and C ulture in S ingapore
  • 5. 1. Formation of Creative Communities Realizing that ‘creativity’ is an important factor in the development of culture, the government identified the creative class and shaped ways to promote them, thereby aiming to enhance the creative environment. It is a residential development, is an initiative of the to develop a community environment primarily for creative people. With tight restrictions and very less freedom to release their creative spirits in public exhibits and other facilities, the community results in almost a forced environment. I nnovative S ystems for D evelopment of A rts and C ulture in S ingapore
  • 6. 2. Creating Neo-urban environments Due to the increasing influence of globalization and contemporary urban aspects, there is a trend of development of spaces to promote the modern lifestyle of cosmopolitan people. This has led to the gentrification of many areas like Clarke Quay and Dempsey Hill, Clarke Quay: The deliberate “disneyfication” through giant lit mushroom canopies , and pseudo floating riverside restaurants and bars, create an atmosphere which is almost exclusive to young high end users. I nnovative Systems for D evelopment of A rts and C ulture in S ingapore
  • 7. 3. Exhibit of history and heritage In an attempt to ingrain even the visual aspect of the country’s culture within the day to day lives of the people, Singapore has planned museums to display aspects concerning the country’s identity namely historical, military, education, science, arts and culture, etc. I nnovative S ystems for D evelopment of A rts and C ulture in S ingapore
  • 8. 4. ‘Place-making’ through enhancement of natural resources Henderson Bridge: Part of Southern Ridges thematic pedestrian development Taking advantage of these natural green and blue resources, Singapore has developed a unique way to recreate its identity through creative ‘Place- making’ strategies. Marina Barrage: Reservoir combined as a culturally strong and recreationally conducive environment. I nnovative S ystems for D evelopment of A rts and C ulture in S ingapore
  • 9. The term ‘creativity’ is synonymous to arts and culture and an important factor in the authenticity and genuineness of atmospheres. The need of the day is a more flexible system encouraging people to recreate and shape the spaces through time. I nnovative S ystems for D evelopment of A rts and C ulture in S ingapore