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Title: THE LUDIC CITY: THINKING THROUGH GEOGRAPHIES OF ENCOUNTER
Authors: TEO SHENG KIAT SHAUN
Keywords: Boundaries; Enchantment; Encounter; Friendship, Neighbourhood, Play
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2015
Source: TEO SHENG KIAT SHAUN (2015-09-01). THE LUDIC CITY: THINKING THROUGH GEOGRAPHIES OF ENCOUNTER. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis is interested in the ludic city, which it takes to be a clarion call for an urban world that enchants its inhabitants through playful encounter. Three questions are central to this thesis: How can we study the ludic city in order to make sense of its unfolding? What does the ludic city entail and what is the nature of its enchantments? What is the relationship between the ludic city and everyday living? It seeks to extend engagement with the interface of play and enchantment by thinking through the geographies of encounter in urban space. I adopt an eight week ethnographic study of two types of neighbourhood play spaces ? the open field and the street football court. I show how users create or dissolve boundaries, leverage friendships to maintain and manipulate these boundaries and the resultant possibilities for play and its enchantments in these spaces.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/121945
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