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dc.titleADVERTISING NATIONALISM THROUGH ANAESTHETIZED LANDSCAPE: PROVISION OF PUBLIC GREENERY IN SINGAPORE TOWN CONTEXT
dc.contributor.authorPETER THEN
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-15T08:49:56Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-22T15:37:38Z
dc.date.available2019-09-26T14:13:50Z
dc.date.available2022-04-22T15:37:38Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-15
dc.identifier.citationPETER THEN (2014-09-15). ADVERTISING NATIONALISM THROUGH ANAESTHETIZED LANDSCAPE: PROVISION OF PUBLIC GREENERY IN SINGAPORE TOWN CONTEXT. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/219617
dc.description.abstractThe transformation brought about by ‘Gardens by the Bay’ suggests at the commodification process taking place in Singapore. Around the core ideas of ‘Gardens’, the projected image implies various core-ideas and ideals aimed at various stakeholders in the city; their respective site and context highlights the underlying intention between each ‘Garden’. From 1954, Nanyang Garden represents Singapore’s earlier stance to commodify landscape architecture, followed by Jurong Garden, Southern Ridge, Punggol Waterway and Gardens by the Bay. Progressively, this aggressive commodification transforms alongside the perceived national ‘image’. This contextual Nationalism is a collection of anaesthetized landscape, advertised architecture and imagined identity, consecutively putting the cultural dimension towards the sideline. The provision of these civic landscapes grew into an imagined identity, each signifying a shift in the national agenda. Furthermore, Singapore’s latest Gardens by the Bay embodies itself as a device of homogenized culture, a non-specific geographical and cultural architecture; synonymous with its aim to be a ‘Global City’ of urban mass-culture and consumerist spectacle. This paper studies the intersecting cultural and national agenda, which subsequently emerges into the representation of Singapore as then “Garden City” and the possible definition of Nationalism in this modernized context.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourcehttps://lib.sde.nus.edu.sg/dspace/handle/sde/2729
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.subjectDesign Track
dc.subjectDT
dc.subjectMaster (Architecture)
dc.subjectJohannes Widodo
dc.subject2012/2013 Aki DT
dc.subjectArch
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.departmentARCHITECTURE
dc.contributor.supervisorJOHANNES WIDODO
dc.description.degreeMaster's
dc.description.degreeconferredMASTER OF ARCHITECTURE (M.ARCH)
dc.embargo.terms2014-09-22
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