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
Drive community engagement initiatives to involve the public
Erect public art as evidence of creative and cultural vibrancy
Stealing Public Space
Reinforce your grand narrative by referencing a historical event to incite nostalgia
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