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dc.titleCHINATOWN: A GREEN LIGHT DISTRICT THE FUTURE OF CIVIL DISCOURSE IN SINGAPORE
dc.contributor.authorTAN SEOW WEI
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-15T04:06:23Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-22T20:46:43Z
dc.date.available2021-07-16
dc.date.available2022-04-22T20:46:43Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-15
dc.identifier.citationTAN SEOW WEI (2021-07-15). CHINATOWN: A GREEN LIGHT DISTRICT THE FUTURE OF CIVIL DISCOURSE IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223948
dc.description.abstractIn light of the watershed general election of 2020, there has been expectations that Singapore will transition into a more competitive democracy. From staging protests to conducting a “trial by internet”, citizens are demonstrating an outspoken outlook which is increasingly displeased with the paternalistic mindset of the state. Yet time and again the government has in moments of doubt opted for authoritarianism over accountability. Liberal ideas of justice and democracy are often linked with chaos and instability, portraying freedom of speech as a vice that should be tightly controlled or removed. Judging from the election results, the government’s hegemonic and hierarchical instincts is quickly reaching its end of the rope and something has to give before it escalates into a full-fledged riot in the future. Taking into account the dilemma between Singapore’s historical sensitivity towards civil disobedience and the push for greater transparency and democracy, this thesis speculates how civil discourse can occupy a more permanent and legitimate place in our society in the near future. Architecture hence comes into play to mediate this uneasy position.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourcehttps://lib.sde.nus.edu.sg/dspace/handle/sde/5091
dc.subject2020-2021
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.subjectMaster's
dc.subjectMASTER OF ARCHITECTURE
dc.subjectPeter Sim
dc.subjectDesign Thesis
dc.subjectDesign Track
dc.subjectDT
dc.subjectCivil Discourse
dc.subjectDemocracy
dc.subjectDissent
dc.subjectHistorical Sensitivity
dc.title.alternativeThe Future of Civil Discourse in Singapore
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentARCHITECTURE
dc.contributor.supervisorPETER SIM
dc.description.degreeMaster's
dc.description.degreeconferredMASTER OF ARCHITECTURE (M.ARCH)
dc.embargo.terms2021-07-16
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