Temporary Press publishes books around art and design with an interest in ideas and practices exploring alternative or incidental notions of design. With limited resources, the press relies on economical design and production methods, often with a black-only Risograph and simple tools. Based in Singapore since 2018, Temporary Press is run by gideon-jamie and distributed internationally by Idea Books (ideabooks.nl). Contact us via email (temporarypress@gideon-jamie.com) or IG (@temporarypress

The Sea is All Highway


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by Kenneth Tay, 2019

designed by gideon-jamie

edition of 100
88 pages, Risograph printed in black
118 × 180 mm, softcover (saddle-stitched with jacket)

ISBN 978-981-14-2012-2

This essay weaves through various key events in Singapore, designed objects and artworks, theories in geography and urban studies, and a series of infrastructural maps to critique Singapore position as a global city connected to the flows of a global economy. Based on an MA thesis and departing from an earlier project Concrete Island by the author, this research reflects his broader interest in thinking about/from Singapore through media theory.

This book is designed and published as a parallel edition to Flat Spaces, a condensed edited lecture version of the same research.