Singapore as Science 'Scape and Ethnoscape

Philip Cho, Dave Valler
2017 Urban Science  
As a state project to locate the nation within the global knowledge economy, Singapore's Technology Corridor has acted as a testbed for experimenting with different models of an international scientific community. Its landscape, from garden-style science parks modelled after Silicon Valley to monuments for multidisciplinary research such as One North, reflects the dynamic interaction among various political and ideological aspirations-ideoscapes-driving the built environment. Through both
more » ... Through both documentary research and semi-structured interviews of scientists and entrepreneurs, we examine how mostly foreign expat and some Singaporean researchers have experienced Singapore's unique science 'scape and adapted to a hybrid work and living environment. Testimony of the scientific sojourners of Singapore's diverse ethnoscape-from China and India to Europe and the United States-reveal the blending of different styles of scientific work and the interconnected flows of intellectual labour.
doi:10.3390/urbansci1040033 fatcat:mz7peahdcjc6tkckrvrhsx5ysy