Tag Archives: colonial and postcolonial

SEAARC Symposium Abstract 12: “The New Arenas of Conservation Diplomacy: challenging the narratives of material antiquity in Southeast Asia”

by Prof. Tim Winter, Deakin University The methodological nationalisms and classificatory typologies, which have shaped the historiography of Southeast Asia’s architectural past, have been particularly pronounced in the study of the region’s antiquity and classical architecture. The mutual emergence of … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 11: “In Search of Epistemic Principles for the Study of Indonesian Architectural History”

by Assoc. Prof. Iwan Sudradjat, Institut Teknologi Bandung In the study of Indonesian architectural history today, questions of epistemology occupy a capacious and curiously confined analytic space. On the one hand, much of the categories and concepts (taxonomies, historical periods, knowledge clustering) … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 9: “Modernity and modernities. Emerging challenges for the historiography of modern architecture”

by keynote speaker Prof. Hilde Heynen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Since Marshall Berman first theorized modernity as the experience of all that is solid melting into air, we have come a long way in discussing modernity as a fundamental category for the … 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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Seminar on identity politics and Sri Lankan architecture

Associate Professor Anoma Pieris of University of Melbourne will be giving a seminar on identity politics — specifically the entangled colonial, vernacular and regionalist identities — in the making of Sri Lankan architecture at NUS Department of Architecture, this coming … Continue reading

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