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Invisible logic of the city #9

Invisible logic of the city #9

Downtown Singapore in 1966/1967 © Argentem “This is because it is transforming itself into a new kind of city—- the Global City……….. But once you see Singapore as a Global City the problem of hinterland becomes unimportant because for a Global City the world is its hinterland” —-S.Rajaratnam delivered a speech at Singapore Press Club titled “Singapore:...
Invisible logic of the city #8

Invisible logic of the city #8

Chinatown © STB Digital Library “It is pure intention: if there is chaos, it is authored chaos; if it is ugly, it is designed ugliness; if it is absurd, it is willed absurdity” —Rem Koolhaas’ description of urban development in Singapore taken from his essay Singapore Songlines   This is part of a series titled: Invisible logic of...
Singapore's Ethnic Enclaves and Bauman's 'mixophobia'

Singapore’s Ethnic Enclaves and Bauman’s ‘mixophobia’

Bangladeshi workers gathering in large numbers every weekend at Little India’s Lembu Square.  (photo by: Sam Kang Li taken from: http://reclaimland.sg/rl/?p=108) Foreign workers enjoying a meal while watching an outdoor movie screening at Sungei Road ‘Thieves Market’.  (photo by: Sam Kang Li taken from: http://reclaimland.sg/rl/?p=108) Singapore has for a long time, depended on vast numbers of migrant...
Invisible logic of the city #3

Invisible logic of the city #3

©Rubanisation “Given the evident environmental impact that “development” has had on the global eco-system and the devastating impacts of climate change, what leadership of ideas can the East offer the world? The answers may lie in a re-examination of the relationship between capitalism and the city, and between the urban and the rural. It is...
Invisible logic of the city #2

Invisible logic of the city #2

Marina Bay Sands © STB Digital Library “Given the common pressured of intensified rapid urbanization and global migration of capital, people and goods faces by all capital cities, perhaps, the moment of architecture defining the culture of a place is over. Or, put alternatively, the role of architecture is to collectively define globalized capitalism as ‘culture’ –...

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