Andrea Goh

Home & Territory as an Apparatus of Social Engineering: Study of Singapore Home Ownership Policies

Supervisors: Dr Marina Lathouri, Dr Alexandra Vougia

The research will look at how the young nation struggles to create a sense of belonging for its citizens using its housing and land ownership policies as an apparatus of power over a compliant populace. Through the examination of Singapore’s urban planning policies, home ownership policies and designs of public housing, the thesis will investigate how the State has constructed a narrative in its attempts to sustain the public’s confidence in the local government, even if it means the erosion of the traditions of its people and the compromise of personal choice.