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First Name

Jiat-Hwee

Last Name

Chang

Current Position / Independent Researcher

Associate Professor

Institution

National University of Singapore

Country

Singapore

PhD

Yes

Research Interests & Experience

Jiat-Hwee’s current research is on three areas. The first is on air-conditioning, built environment and thermal governance in Asia, part of which is being undertaken as a Canadian Centre for Architecture/Mellon Foundation Researcher 2017-19. The second explores Interimperial and transcolonial histories of colonial architecture and urbanism in Asia. The third focuses on a history of everyday modernism in Singapore. 

Key publications

 

Jiat Hwee is the author of A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience (2016), and co-editor (with William S. W. Lim) of Non West Modernist Past (2011) and (with Imran Tajudeen) of Southeast Asia’s Modern Architecture: Questions in Translation, Epistemology and Power (2018).