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  • GEK2001/SSA2202 Changing Landscape of Singapore Tutorial 1
  • Real Landscape
    • Has a physical presence, is concrete and material
    • Created by humans or as part of nature
    • Is something you can experience with your senses
    • Example: Singapore
  • Imaginary Landscape
    • Exist in the mind
    • Part of social imagination
    • Created in myths, legends, fiction, represented in paintings
    • Example: The little red dot
  • Landscape of Spectacle
    • Meant to impress by the sheer size or distinction
    • The visual is more important than actual substantive activity
    • Example: The Singapore Flyer
  • Ordinary Landscape
    • A landscape that is familiar
    • Encountered daily
    • Meaningful to ordinary people who live there
    • Associated with people
    • Not just gazed at, but lived in
    • Example: Void deck “mama” shop
  • Dominant Landscape
    • Landscape of the majority culture
    • Inclusion versus Exclusion
    • Example: HDB Estates
    • 86% (majority) of Singaporeans live in HDB flats
  • Alternative Landscape
    • Landscape of exclusion created by the minority culture and marginalized groups
    • Example: Ang Siang Hill
  • The power of landscape
    • Landscape can legitimize
    • Naturalize values and ideologies that structure way of life
    • Example: Singapore’s Port
  • Landscapes of Power
    • Produced by dominant groups
    • Reveal or reflect the power of those who constructed, defined and maintained the landscape
    • Example: Supreme Court
  • Landscape of Resistance
    • Landscape that expresses those who resist power or dominant ideology
    • Example: Potong Pasir
  • Contested Landscape
    • Landscape that is contested between dominant and minority, alternative groups
    • Example: Chinatown
  • Landscape as a lens to study society
    • Landscapes can be read for clues which indicate prevailing ideas, values, social meanings and ideologies
    • Countries’ global interactions will also be reflected in the landscape through responses on local scale
    • Example: Marina Barrage
    • Environmental Possibilism, Water Resource Politics, Water security and vulnerability response
  • Questions? [email_address]
  • The Battle of Pasir Panjang Commemorative Walk Sun 10 Feb 2008 . 7am - 12pm http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg