The Singapore Flyer

View, Movement, Time, and Contemporaneity

Authored by: Iain Borden

The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture

Print publication date:  August  2019
Online publication date:  August  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138917569
eBook ISBN: 9781315688947
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315688947-25

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Abstract

How does the contemporary architecture of the Singapore Flyer observation wheel express and symbolize Singaporean modernity? In particular, how do citizens and visitors alike, through their experience of the Singapore Flyer, encounter the politics and ethics of Singaporean modernity within a particular set of time-space rhythms? This chapter explores these questions in relation to the architecture, engineering, and urban positioning of the Singapore Flyer and, partly through an engagement with the work of Henri Bergson, considers how politics and ethics are relayed to the visitors of the Singapore Flyer, thus instilling in them the new ways and ethics of Singaporean society.

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