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Title: Ways of inhabiting: spatial appropriation in Singapore
Authors: Say, Gwendolyn
Keywords: Visual arts and music::Design
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Say, G. (2022). Ways of inhabiting: spatial appropriation in Singapore. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: Spatial planning in Singapore is mostly a top-down process which has resulted in the erasure of local spatial history and the creation of exclusionary urban spaces (Hee, 2017). As such, individuals living in Singapore have little agency over the changes that happen in urban space. This project investigates various types of spatial appropriation to understand urban informality in Singapore, and the ways in which they empower individuals and communities to take back claim to the city, mainly through creating greater spatial justice and creating spaces of comfort, belonging and commitment. The project will also seek to understand the impact of spatial appropriation on an individual’s mental image of the city by using hand drawn maps as a tool to visually articulate one’s lived experiences. I aim to present these investigations as a way to understand spatial practice in Singapore through lived experience.
Schools: School of Art, Design and Media 
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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