About the event

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Join international scholars in dialogue about the tropical modernist architecture in Asia. In particular, the group will consider how certain ideological forces, such as (anti-)colonialism, nationalism, socialism, geopolitics, etc. are spatialized and even visualized in architectural forms; and also thought of in reverse – how did/does architecture contribute to cultural and socio-political endeavors?

From the perspective of intersections, and especially concerning transnational technoscientific networks in the mid-20th century and beyond, Dr. Jiat-Hwee Chang (Associate Professor at the Architecture Department, National University of Singapore) and Ye Liu (PhD Candidate in Sociology, New School for Social Research) will share and discuss insights on their current work and projects, and to reconsider the tropics, tropicality, or tropical modernism in different local contexts and across academic disciplines. The online discussion will be moderated by Jin Wang (PhD Student in Art History, CUNY Graduate Center).

The conversation is organized and will be moderated by James Gallery Mellon Fellow Jin Wang (Ph.D. Program in Art History).