College of Alice & Peter Tan Student Symposium
Abstract Submission
Realise, Reflect, Relearn.
To create a culture of critical discourse - one that is nuanced, diverse and self-sustaining.

Tilt-shift photography combines the technique of tilting lenses to enhance the depth of field along with the shifting of lenses to capture more in a single frame. This form of photography allows one to change perspectives and capture more without distorting the image. 

When approaching social issues, our minds are used to forming judgement based on a lens that we have grown comfortable with. However, by tilting this lens, we can explore differing perspectives about the same issues. By shifting our lens, we can engage in social issues from varied critical distances – sometimes taking a step back to grasp the big picture, other times digging deeper into the intricate details. By changing our critical distances, we hope to acquire a more holistic view of the same social issue, capturing greater nuances within a single mind frame.

The ability to tilt-shift is important today, in an age of multidimensional discourse, through which prevalent social norms subconsciously shape our perspectives. Influenced by copious amounts of information, it is easy for youths to consume these information passively without questioning the underlying assumptions. CAPTISS 2020 aims to deepen our knowledge, broaden our perspectives and encourage participants to become active and critical contributors to today’s conversations.




To appreciate the inherent complexities of social issues, understand the source of stereotypes and recognise how this impacts society’s perception of social issues.



To critique existing perspectives or paradigms on social issues and contemplate previously unexplored ways of thinking. 



To integrate alternate perspectives into our present understanding of social issues.