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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 28: “Constructing Paradise: Australian-Asian Networks in the Cultivation of the Bali-Style”

by Dr. Peter Scriver and Dr. Amit Srivastava, University of Adelaide The dissolving of the European colonial empires in the years following World War II left a patchwork of new nation-states whose boundaries subsumed or were superimposed upon other patterns … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 27: “Constructions of an Asian Woman Architect: Minnette de Silva, Architecture, and History”

by Dr. Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, Bryn Mawr College Much recent attention has been paid to an erasure of Minnette de Silva’s work from a global canon of modern architecture. This reading of exclusion has been predicated in part on the demolition 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 25: “Beyond Southeast Asia: Repositioning National and Regional Identities through Architectural Discourse”

by Assoc. Prof. Anoma Pieris, University of Melbourne The study of Southeast Asian architecture suffers two limitations. It has and always will be constrained by a legacy of area studies foci that governs empirical research on Asia. Despite the regional … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 24: Multicultural Spaces: Dynamics on Indonesian Architectural Histories As the Case

By Prof. Kemas Ridwan Kurniawan, Universitas Indonesia This presentation tries to elaborate the phenomena of spatial dynamics (negotiation, adaptation, contestation) on Indonesian Architectural Histories from socio-political and cultural perspectives. It will try to look at this phenomena from the conjuncture … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 23: “Architectural Revitalization in Post-Earthquake Yogyakarta”

by Mr. Punto Wijayanto, Indonesian Heritage Trust In 1992, Indonesia passed the law on Benda Cagar Budaya (Cultural Heritage Preservation), which protects artifacts with historical, scientific and cultural value. Heritage groups, however, question the Indonesian government’s concern with only the conservation … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 22: “Cities within Buildings: The Private Housing Complex and the Contingent Public, c.1960s”

by Dr. Eunice Seng, The University of Hong Kong This paper is based on ongoing comparative research on the high-rise high-density composite building – a large private housing complex often the size of a city block – that emerged in Hong Kong … Continue reading

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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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