Activism Archive is an archival project documenting case studies of activism and movements of social change in Singapore. With focus on their strategies and tactics, the archive celebrates the incredible contribution, diversity and breadth of Singaporean civil society.
In recent years, there have been increasing efforts and literature celebrating our national history of activism and social change, such as Constance Singam’s and Margaret Thomas’ The Art of Advocacy in Singapore – an encyclopaedic and critical endeavour exploring the vibrant local community of civil society activism. Rather than duplicate these efforts, this project hopes to enhance our appreciation of Singaporean social activism with a distinct emphasis on documenting and analysing their tactics and strategies: what strategies did they adopt, what worked, why it worked, and what we can learn from each other.
What is Activism?
You may be told that the legal decisions lead the changes, that judges and lawmakers lead the culture in those theaters called courtrooms, but they only ratify change. They are almost never where change begins, only where it ends up, for most changes travel from the edges to the center.
Case Studies Archive
Click on any of the case studies to find out more about the background, tactics and strategies of these movements! More case studies are also currently in the works, so stay tune to this page.