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Making space for the future: imagining the Smart Nation in Singapore

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People imagine futures through sensory and affective engagements with materials like the smart city’s smart urban infrastructures. Through an ethnography of two “Smart Nation” smart home projects in Singapore, I detail how state planners project and replicate future imaginaries through the smart city by repeatedly materialising them in smart urban infrastructure. These historically-rooted planning practices project some residents as representing and productive of national futures while exc...

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DPhil
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University of Oxford
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2022-03-11

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