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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 8: “Forgotten Memorials: The Democracy Temple and Constitutional Defense Monument in Bangkok, Thailand”

by Assoc. Prof. Koompong Noobanjong, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang  Throughout history, architecture of the state and public space had functioned as a grand symbolic device in mediating power for the ruling authorities around the globe.  The designs and meanings of … 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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