2008, 2020

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: Image and the Total Utopia: Scaling Raciolinguistic Belonging in Singapore

Synopsis This talk presents preliminary findings from 20 months of dissertation fieldwork research, conducted between late 2018 and early 2020. It examines how a Singaporean identity is differentially constructed by state representatives; artists and arts communities; language professionals; and tourism industry personnel in public media, formal events, and informal interaction, both on- and offline. I argue that Singaporean identity, despite being an […]


612, 2019

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: Exploring Network Characteristics and Information Diffusion among Offline Friends on Twitter

Synopsis This talk will present a study about offline vs online friends behavior on Twitter. The emergence of online social networks has presented the world with new means to communicate. Often, social networks are used to stay in touch with acquaintances and old friends. These days they are used primarily to spread news. The spread of fake news on social media is […]
512, 2019

Book Launch of Planning Singapore: The Experimental City

In Planning Singapore: The Experimental City, Stephen Hamnett and Belinda Yuen have brought together a set of chapters on Singapore’s planning achievements, aspirations and challenges, which are united in their focus on what might happen next in the planning of the island-state. Chapters range over Singapore’s planning system, innovation and future economy, housing, biodiversity, water and waste, climate change, transport, and the […]
2711, 2019

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: Growth-oriented Entrepreneurship in Cities

Synopsis The geography of innovation tends to fall back on the measurement of invention, thus largely missing the organisational challenges of production and marketing that innovation entails. As a result, such research may prop up knowledge spillovers at the expense of the organisational economies of diverse cities for innovative entrepreneurs. Yet innovative entrepreneurship plays a critical role in economic growth. This study […]
1110, 2019

LKY CIC Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: Makeshift Metropolises: The Production of Permanently Provisional Cities

Synopsis This presentation explores the idea of the provisional city, an urban setting purposely envisaged and accepted for the present time, but likely to change later. In recent years, increasing research has been done on the temporary use of space. Limited attention has been given to the provisional, understood not only as an actual form of space production but as a negotiated […]