[Abstract] A Response to Singapore Dreaming

Abstract from Singapore Dreaming Conference presentation byChang Jiat Hwee

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Technologies are not mere gadgets or isolated artifacts. They are socio-technical assemblages in which cultural meanings, social routines and vested economic interests – among other things – are enmeshed. Technologies also frequently depend on socio-spatial infrastructures to function.  These assemblages and infrastructures create path dependent trajectories of technological development that create obstacles for radical socio-technological shifts. Using this framework, I will discuss some of the challenges of transiting to low carbon technologies that are needed for climate change mitigation through the case of environmental control in architecture

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