Jiat-Hwee Chang (PhD, UC Berkeley) is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, where he is also the leader of the history, theory and criticism cluster. Jiat-Hwee is the author of A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience (2016), which is awarded an International Planning History Society (IPHS) Book Prize 2018, and shortlisted for the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies Humanities Book Prize 2017. He is also 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). Currently Jiat-Hwee is a Canadian Centre for Architecture/Mellon Foundation Researcher 2017-19, researching the transnational history of air-conditioning, built environment and thermal governance in Asia.
Co-sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Free