Monthly Archives: October 2014

SEAARC Symposium Abstract 7: “Late 18th to 19th Century Accesorias in Manila: Urban dwelling and shophouse in the midst of socio-economic changes”

By Prof. Lorelei D.C. de Viana, Far Eastern University, Manila This paper will be about the accesoria or the Philippine urban apartment dwelling or shophouse of the late 18th to 19th century Spanish colonial Manila.  Manila’s urban growth from the late 18th … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 6: “Batik into Blueprints: the International Style in Pre- and Post Independence Malaya”

by Assoc. Prof. Mark Hinchman, Taylor’s University A group of modernist architects was active in the Malay Peninsula in the 1950s and 1960s, including E.S. Cooke, Berthel Iversen, T.Y. Lee, Yoon Thim Lee, and Kington Loo. Their collective works constitute … Continue reading

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Call for Session Proposals: European Architectural History Network (EAHN) Fourth International Meeting, 2016

Scholars who wish to chair a session or roundtable at the 2016 meeting are invited to submit proposals by 5 January 2015 to Prof. Kathleen James-Chakraborty (kathleen.jameschakraborty@ucd.ie), General Chair of the Fourth EAHN International Meeting, UCD School of Art History … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 5: “Architecture, Feminism, Gender: Relevance and Resilience in the Southeast Asian context”

by Dr. Lilian Chee, National University of Singapore While postcoloniality arrived at the shores of Asian and Southeast Asian architectural discourse rather belatedly through the auspices of critical theory and literary criticism, the relationship, relevance and import of feminist and … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 4: “Tagore as a Celebrity Tourist?: Urban Planning, Tourism, and Architecture in Colonial Saigon”

by Assoc. Prof. H. Hazel Hahn, Seattle University In 1929 the Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore visited Saigon for three days, where he was enthusiastically welcomed. I place this little-known visit onto intertwined developments in urban planning and tourism in … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 3: “Assertion of Self in the Works of Architecture in Indonesia as manifested in Jakarta”

by Prof. Gunawan Tjahjono, Universitas Pembangunan Jaya and Universitas Indonesia Big city in Southeast Asia such as Jakarta has become a barometer of architectural trend of Indonesia. In it the contrasting images displayed by buildings representing the glory of capitalism versus those … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 2: “Modernism, Mistranslation, and Monumentalization in mid-20th-century Bangkok”

by Dr Lawrence Chua, Syracuse University This paper examines the conjoined genealogies of modernism and fascism in Thailand during the tenure of the People’s Party (1932-1958). It argues that a critical form of architectural mistranslation occurred during this period that … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 1: “House Slaves – The Colonial Modern and Vernacular Architecture”

by keynote speaker Prof. Mark Crinson, University of Manchester (This is the first of the many abstracts for the forthcoming SEAARC Symposium 2015 that we will be posing) Revised 22 Nov. ’14. This paper is concerned with the relation between … Continue reading

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