Tag Archives: colonial architecture and urbanism

Just released: A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture

I am delighted to announce the publication of my new monograph — A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience. See the publisher’s website for more details. Below is a preview of the book from Google Books (although the … Continue reading

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The (ab)use of Foucauldian Analytics of Power in Architectural History

One of the themes of the forthcoming SEAARC Symposium is on “Space, Society and Power”. In the Call for Papers, we argue that scholars of architectural history in general might have over-relied on formal analysis in their understanding of power … 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 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 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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