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2nd SEAARC (Southeast Asia Architecture Research Collaborative) Symposium

  • Department of Architecture, SDE National University of Singapore (map)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Abidin Kusno, York University
  • Carl Trocki, Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities

Across various disciplines, attention on the category of the “Other” has shone light on women, minorities, the poor, profane, criminal and mundane. But what and where is the category of “Others” in architectural studies? Is it to be attached to the spaces and buildings associated with these marginalized social categories? Or are there intrinsically architectural “Others” – subjects within the discipline that undergird its internal discourse through contrast and opposition – that should be opened up to interdisciplinary scrutiny? Finally, what can Southeast Asia offer to the larger intellectual debates in which the category of the “Other” has played a critical role in the last few decades?

This series of questions forms the intellectual agenda of the Southeast Asia Architecture Research Collaborative (SEAARC) Symposium 2017.