Monthly Archives: November 2014

Job opening in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism at NUS

The Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore has an opening for a position in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism. Please see the job posting from the official website below:

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 21: “Heritage in Asian Cities Undergoing Rapid Transformation”

by Keynote speaker Prof. William Logan, Deakin University In this paper Professor Logan comments on some of the theoretical, methodological and ethical challenges met during his 30 years of heritage work in Asia, mostly Southeast Asia, as researcher and teacher, … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 20: “Beyond Styles and Isolation: Towards the next step of a Historiography of Modern Architecture in Thailand as a part of Southeast Asia”

by Dr. Chomchon Fusinpaiboon, Chulalongkorn University This paper provides a thorough survey of how the historiography of modern architecture in Thailand has been developed.   It discusses the unique circumstances, namely the economic boom and a concern about national identity in architecture, that … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 19: “Women’s Prayer Space: A Feminist Critique on the Southeast Asian Islamic Architectural History”

by Dr. Tutin Aryanti, Indonesia University of Education Studies on the Southeast Asian mosque architecture have primarily focused on sultanate mosques. Primarily formalistic and stylistic, the studies have regarded the history of Islamic architecture as a history of male patronage of … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 18: “‘Manila Beautiful:’ Urban Hygiene and Colonial Architecture in Age of American Imperialism (1898-1942)”

by Prof. Gerard Lico, University of the Philippines, Diliman Enlightened by rationality of the science of tropical medicine, the American colonial sanitarians in the Philippines saw themselves as benevolent hygienic reformers, bringing the gospel of cleanliness to ignorant Filipinos whose bodies … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 17: “In serving Chinese Modernity: The Rise and Fall of Singaporean Architecture in Contemporary China 1980 – 2000”

by Dr. Xiao Jing, City University of Hong Kong This paper examines the Chinese government’s brief period of acquiring architectural modernity from Singapore during the last two decades of twentieth century in order to contribute to its own national identity. Behind China’s contemporary … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 16: Southeast Asia in the Public Works of the Portuguese Oriental Empire (1869-1926)

by Dr. Alice Santiago Faria, CHAM (Centro de História d’Aquém e d’Além-Mar/Portuguese Centre for Global History), Lisbon, Portugal During the 19th century the territorial presence of the Portuguese in Southeast Asia was reduced to East Timor, which was only an … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 15: “The Vernacular Architecture of Kerala, South India — An Architecture Knowledge on the Cross-Road between Southeast Asia and South Asia”

by Dr. Indah Widiastuti, Institut Teknologi Bandung The vernacular architecture of Kerala in India is explored to demonstrate a design case with Southeast Asian characters but situated beyond the agreed (modern) region of Southeast Asia. The elaborations are mainly based on … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 14: “Those Non-native Natives in Malaysia: Framing Southeast Asia’s ‘Colony Architecture’

by Dr. Francis Chia-Hui Lin, Taylor’s University, Malaysia The theory of Southeast Asia’s architecture, especially with regard to its methods, rationality, scope, and the distinction between justified conviction and attitude, is always contextualised within a fuzzy space in terms of classifications. … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Exchanges, CHAM International Conference

The II CHAM International Conference will be hosted by Centro de História d’Aquém e d’Além-Mar / Portuguese Centre for Global History (CHAM), an inter-University research unit of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and of the Universidade … Continue reading

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