About Us

Social Space is the flagship publication of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation, at the Singapore Management University. Since the magazine made its debut in 2008, it has provided a platform for local and international thinkers on social innovation. In 2016, to keep up with growing interest in the topic and higher readership, Social Space upped its frequency to two issues annually. Now published every six months, the magazine also includes mainstream and lifestyle elements to cater to its increasingly diverse readership.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a thought leader and catalyst for positive social change in Singapore and beyond.

Our Mission

Our mission is to catalyse innovative responses to social needs through applied research and capacity building in collaboration with the public, private and social sectors.

Editor-in-Chief

Jonathan Chang is Executive Director of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation and Editor-in-Chief of Social Space.

He is also the Harvard Kennedy School Ambassador to Singapore, and a member of the HKS Alumni Board of Directors. Prior to moving to Singapore, Jonathan founded and co-founded four start-ups across multiple industries, including a Y-Combinator incubated social venture, in Silicon Valley and Manhattan. As a Fellow at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, Jonathan taught and conducted research on entrepreneurship as a tool for social change in Rwanda. His other research includes case studies on an impact-investing fund in India for Stanford, a social enterprise in Bali for SMU, and a book on government and innovation with Esko Aho, former Prime Minister of Finland. Jonathan also gave a TEDx talk at Harvard about the importance of a mission-driven life. He earned his degrees from UC Berkeley, Stanford, and Harvard. He can be reached at:

jonathan@socialspacemag.org

Deputy Editor

Eunice Rachel Low is Editorial Consultant for the Lien Centre for Social Innovation and Deputy Editor of its flagship publication, Social Space.

She is also Adjunct Editor with the Centre for Liveable Cities at the Ministry of National Development, where she sees to the content development of urban studies publications. Eunice was previously based at the National University of Singapore for seven years: as Editor at the Energy Studies Institute; and prior to that, as Editor and Head of the Journals Division at NUS Press. She was formerly Team Leader (Journals Content Management) at John Wiley and Sons, and Assistant Senior Editor at Marshall Cavendish. Eunice obtained her BA (with merit) from NUS’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, majoring in Sociology and European Studies (French). A published author under the pen-name “Rachel Tey”, her middle-grade action adventure novel, Tea in Pajamas, was featured in The Straits Times and at the Singapore Writers Festival 2016. When not busy editing, writing, or conducting book readings, Eunice enjoys classical music and medieval European history. Connect with her at:

eunice@socialspacemag.org

Contributing Editor

Mike Ross Carroll is Assistant Manager at the Lien Centre for Social Innovation and Contributing Editor for Social Space.

He is also dedicated self-learner and experimenter with interests in sustainable enterprise, communications and personal development. After business school, Mike joined one of the UK’s fastest growing digital agencies where he contributed to numerous award-winning campaigns for internationally renowned clients.  He recently moved to Singapore to pursue his ambition of working towards a brighter future in the little red dot. He can be reached at:

mike@socialspacemag.org

Editorial Assistant

Nurin Nazifa Binte Mohd Yusoff is a Year 4 undergraduate student from Singapore Management University, currently studying Business Management with majors in Operations Management and Corporate Communications.

She is keen to develop a greater understanding of social innovation around the region and her areas of interest include youth empowerment, social inclusion, entrepreneurship and entertainment. She can be reached at

nurin@socialspacemag.org