the present of modernity<br>symposium, 11 june 2021

the present of modernity
symposium, 11 june 2021

In lectures, videos, and discussions the event explored how to bring modernist buildings into the future and what considerations can be helpful in this process.
gelora bung karno – from a heritage sports complex to a modern public park

gelora bung karno – from a heritage sports complex to a modern public park

With this video for Contested Modernities, d-associates reflect on the process of the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex renovation.
stop architectural deforestation!

stop architectural deforestation!

The discussion of heritage conservation has to move towards a more holistic view that includes an ethical discourse of environmental and social sustainability.
arch+ 243: contested modernities – postkoloniale architektur und identitätskonstruktion in südostasien

arch+ 243: contested modernities – postkoloniale architektur und identitätskonstruktion in südostasien

Using examples from Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Singapore, ARCH+ 243 Contested Modernities discusses society's struggle for a postcolonial future.
building modernities and launch of arch+ 243<br>symposium, 16 april 2021

building modernities and launch of arch+ 243
symposium, 16 april 2021

The first event explored how modernities were build through transnational collaborations, and presented issue 243 of ARCH+ on Contested Modernities.
encounters with southeast asian modernism featured in docomomo journal

encounters with southeast asian modernism featured in docomomo journal

Sally Below, Moritz Henning, Christian Hiller and Eduard Kögel reflect on Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism in docomomo journal 63, "Tropical architecture in the Modern Diaspora".
housing modernities: architecture doesn’t matter – interview with tay kheng soon, singapore

housing modernities: architecture doesn’t matter – interview with tay kheng soon, singapore

Puay-peng Ho and Eduard Kögel met Tay Kheng Soon, one of the most prominent architects, planners, and critics of Singapore’s urban development, for an interview.
housing modernities: conference, ntu cca, singapore, 30 november 2019

housing modernities: conference, ntu cca, singapore, 30 november 2019

At the closing event for "Encounters with South East Asian Modernism" in 2019, the issue of housing in Singapore was discussed, and the experiences with the SEAM spaces in Phnom Penh ect..
housing modernities: architecture tour, singapore, 29 november 2019

housing modernities: architecture tour, singapore, 29 november 2019

The architecture tour on 29 November took the project team to four stations that address different aspects of housing in Singapore.
housing modernities: exhibition, ura singapore, 29 november to 15 december 2019

housing modernities: exhibition, ura singapore, 29 november to 15 december 2019

The SEAM Space exhibition in Singapore addressed the topic of housing in the early years after independence.
housing modernities: greeting by the german ambassador, singapore, 28 november 2019

housing modernities: greeting by the german ambassador, singapore, 28 november 2019

The German Ambassador to Singapore, Dr. Ulrich A. Sante, gave a wonderful greeting at the opening of the exhibition "Housing Modernities". Read it here!
housing modernities: exhibition opening, singapore, 28 november 2019

housing modernities: exhibition opening, singapore, 28 november 2019

The SEAM Space exhibition “Housing Modernities” was officially opened at URA Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore on 28 November 2019.
interview with the myanmar architect u shwe

interview with the myanmar architect u shwe

In many of his projects, U Shwe combined Japanese simplicity with the formal canon of traditional Myanmar architecture.
interview with the myanmar artist nay myo say

interview with the myanmar artist nay myo say

Nay Myo Say is considered a representative of the “third wave” of young Burmese painters, whose work was not considered an angry rebellion, but more a celebration of opportunity.
interview with the myanmar architect u maw lin

interview with the myanmar architect u maw lin

The founder of Living Design Architects shares his view on how modernism developed in Myanmar
interview with the myanmar artist u win pe

interview with the myanmar artist u win pe

U Win Pe is considered among the first artists to bring modernism and abstract expressionism to Myanmar.
interview with the myanmar architect u sun oo

interview with the myanmar architect u sun oo

The architect U Sun Oo names the development of a specifically Myanmar architecture as an important task for the future.
synthesis of myanmar modernity: interviews with five architects and artists – interview compilation

synthesis of myanmar modernity: interviews with five architects and artists – interview compilation

For Synthesis of Myanmar Modernity, five architects and artists were invited to share their view on Modernism. Watch the interview compilation here!
synthesis of myanmar modernity: feature film

synthesis of myanmar modernity: feature film

Documentary filmmaker Christopher Chan Nyein produced a short image film on the programme of "Synthesis of Myanmar Modernity".
synthesis of myanmar modernity: architecture tour, yangon, 22 november 2019

synthesis of myanmar modernity: architecture tour, yangon, 22 november 2019

The exciting tour on 22 November highlighted the development of modern architecture in Yangon with selected exemplary buildings.
synthesis of myanmar modernity: lecture day, yangon, 21 november 2019

synthesis of myanmar modernity: lecture day, yangon, 21 november 2019

The public lecture day at the Goethe Institute Myanmar discussed the development of modern architecture in Yangon and it’s connection to the arts.
synthesis of myanmar modernity: exhibition, yangon, 20 to 24 november 2019

synthesis of myanmar modernity: exhibition, yangon, 20 to 24 november 2019

Curators Pwint and Win Thant Win Shwin worked closely with filmmaker Kriz Chan Nyein and the Berlin team to create “Synthesis of Myanmar Modernity”.
synthesis of myanmar modernity: exhibition opening, yangon, 20 november 2019

synthesis of myanmar modernity: exhibition opening, yangon, 20 november 2019

More than 150 guests attended the opening of the exhibition "Synthesis of Myanmar Modernity" at Goethe-Institut Myanmar in Yangon on 20 November.
occupying modernism: discussion on product design, jakarta, 15 november 2019

occupying modernism: discussion on product design, jakarta, 15 november 2019

On the final day of the exhibition Setiadi Sopandi, Avianti Armand, and Alvin Tjitrowirjo, critically Discussion on modern product design in Indonesia.
occupying modernism: movie screening, jakarta, 10 november 2019

occupying modernism: movie screening, jakarta, 10 november 2019

With the screening of the famous movie Tiga Dara (Three Maidens) from 1957, a breath of romance was brought to the Occupying Modernism exhibition
occupying modernism: spontaneous design challenge, jakarta, 9 november 2019

occupying modernism: spontaneous design challenge, jakarta, 9 november 2019

The Occupying Modernism team challenged the participants’ creativity in creating solution-based designs within a limited time.
occupying modernism: chapsa competition, jakarta, 6 november 2019

occupying modernism: chapsa competition, jakarta, 6 november 2019

The Chapsa card game was brought to the SEAM Space Jakarta, in order to escape the trap of modernity.
occupying modernism: architectural tour, jakarta, 26 october 2019

occupying modernism: architectural tour, jakarta, 26 october 2019

The guided walking tour “Our Modern Spaces as Political Communication” explored lighthouse projects of postcolonial modernism in Jakarta.
occupying modernism: architecture offices tour, jakarta, 25 october 2019

occupying modernism: architecture offices tour, jakarta, 25 october 2019

Together with local experts, the project team took a tour exploring contemporary architecture practice in Jakarta on 25 October.
occupying modernism: exhibition, jakarta, 25 october to 15 november 2019

occupying modernism: exhibition, jakarta, 25 october to 15 november 2019

Curators Avianti Armand and Setiadi Sopandi teamed up with Rifandi S. Nugroho for “Occupying Modernism: Impressions on Indonesian Modernist Spaces”.
occupying modernism: disclosing our modern spaces” – talk, jakarta, 24 october 2019

occupying modernism: disclosing our modern spaces” – talk, jakarta, 24 october 2019

Prior to the opening of the “Occupying Modernism” exhibition, the curators organized a panel discussion entitled “Disclosing Our Modern Spaces”.
occupying modernism: exhibition opening, jakarta, 24 october 2019

occupying modernism: exhibition opening, jakarta, 24 october 2019

The exhibition “Occupying Modernism: Impressions on Indonesian Modernist Spaces” at Kopi Manyar was officially opened on 24 October.
visualization of the national history: the podcasts, jakarta

visualization of the national history: the podcasts, jakarta

The participants of Grace Samboh's workshop programme at Gudskul "Visualization of the National History: From, by and for whom?” produced podcasts on six dioramas at the National Monument.
visualization of the national history: seminar, jakarta, 23 october 2019

visualization of the national history: seminar, jakarta, 23 october 2019

Grace Samboh, Lyno Vuth and Christian Hiller contributed with lectures to the seminar titled "(Re)Producing Fear and Joy: From, by and for whom?".
visualization of the national history: taman mini indonesia indah tour, 22 october 2019

visualization of the national history: taman mini indonesia indah tour, 22 october 2019

Together with the curators and students of "Visualization of the National History: From, by and for whom?”, the project team went on an excursion to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah.
visualization of the national history: archive exhibition, jakarta, 5 to 26 october 2019

visualization of the national history: archive exhibition, jakarta, 5 to 26 october 2019

The archive exhibition “Visualization of the National History: From, by and for whom?” provides a spatial anchor for a seminar, workshop and excursion programme.
folding concrete: catalogue published!

folding concrete: catalogue published!

The catalogue of Folding Concrete, the programme held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is availabe now for download and at Sa Sa Art Projects in Phnom Penh.
folding concrete: talk, dambaul, phnom penh, 2 november 2019

folding concrete: talk, dambaul, phnom penh, 2 november 2019

The varied public programme of the SEAM Space Phnom Penh was concluded on 2 November with the talk “Exhibiting the Contested Modern in Post-independence Cambodia” by Vuth Lyno.
folding concrete, film screenings, phnom penh, 19 & 28 october 2019

folding concrete, film screenings, phnom penh, 19 & 28 october 2019

As part of the SEAM Space Phnom Penh public programme, two special film screenings on the topic of “Modernism in Cambodia” took place at the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center on 19 and 28 October.
folding concrete: visit by the german ambassador, phnom penh, 16 october 2019

folding concrete: visit by the german ambassador, phnom penh, 16 october 2019

On 16 October, we had the great honour of welcoming the Ambassador of the German Embassy in Phnom Penh, Mr. Christian Berger, to the SEAM Space Phnom Penh.
folding concrete: architectural lab, phnom penh, october – december 2019

folding concrete: architectural lab, phnom penh, october – december 2019

The Architectural Lab was a two-month research project focusing on archiving modernist architecture in Phnom Penh, documenting Cambodia’s modernist architectural heritage online.
folding concrete: architecture tour, phnom penh, 13 october 2019

folding concrete: architecture tour, phnom penh, 13 october 2019

On Sunday morning, the project team together with interested attendees went on a guided tour to some exciting examples of Phnom Penh's architecture.
folding concrete: lectures, phnom penh, 12 october 2019

folding concrete: lectures, phnom penh, 12 october 2019

Lectures on Phnom Penh’s urban changes since its early beginnings and the Cambodian architect Lu Ban Hap drew an engaged audience.
folding concrete: exhibition, phnom penh, 10 october – 3 november 2019

folding concrete: exhibition, phnom penh, 10 october – 3 november 2019

The exhibition "Folding Concrete" is the heart of the SEAM Space in Phnom Penh. Carefully arranged, the individual exhibits open up an exciting dialogue with each other.
folding concrete: exhibition opening, phnom penh, 10 october 2019

folding concrete: exhibition opening, phnom penh, 10 october 2019

The first of the four SEAM Spaces opened its doors in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 10 October. About 150 guests followed the invitation to see "Folding Concrete" that Thursday evening.
kick-off symposium in berlin: video documentation, 30 august 2019

kick-off symposium in berlin: video documentation, 30 august 2019

Nine impressive presentations were given at the kick-off symposium of Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism in Berlin. See all contributions, and the closing discussion here.
exploratory tour berlin and dessau, 31 august to 3 september

exploratory tour berlin and dessau, 31 august to 3 september

Following the symposium on Friday, the curators from Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Singapore, and Yangon went on a four-day exploratory tour together with the team from Berlin.
kick-off symposium in berlin, 30 august 2019

kick-off symposium in berlin, 30 august 2019

As a public prelude to the project Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism, the symposium in Berlin brought together international curators and experts to explore the history and presence of modernism in Southeast Asia in four select cities.
time for kick-off!

time for kick-off!

After many months of researching, planning, networking, and organizing, Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism will now officially be kicked-off.