Changing Landscape Tutorial 1

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  • Changing Landscape Tutorial 1

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

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