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Post-symposium tour: “Reclaiming the past: The royal port town at Kampong Glam, and the Precinct N1 and Golden Mile schemes”

by Dr. Imran bin Tajudeen, NUS (Signing up details to be announced at a later date) Saturday, 10 January 2015, 9am-12pm (with a short break) Nineteenth-century Singapore once operated as a dual port with twin settlements, one centred around Singapore River and … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 26: “A Throne Hall and a Temple: The Public Works Department and the Construction of Modern Siamese Identity, 1889 – 1910”

by Dr. Pirasri Povatong, Chulalongkorn University This paper examines the establishment and operation of the Siamese Public Works Department (PWD) during the latter half of the reign of King Rama V (r.1868-1910), in order to understand the intricacies and effects … 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 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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New documentary on Van Molyvann

In past two decades or so, there has been a surge of interests in modernist architecture in around the world, especially those outside Western Europe and North America. These modernist architecture are typically not considered “canonical” nor are they included … Continue reading

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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 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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