The infamous and omnipresent format of a Masterplan is the Singaporean government’s infrastructural guide to the developmental needs of a public space over a period of time. In a somewhat similar vein, The Substation’s Guide to Making A Public Square focuses on developing a conversation of inclusive, sustainable, concerned, and critical programmes about issues of public spaces—and spheres. Through the language and layers of public parks and squares, A Public Square addresses communities and imagines amenities for all to enjoy.
Inaugurate the space by naming what doesn’t actually belong to you
Reinforce your grand narrative by referencing a historical event to incite nostalgia
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