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Postcolonial Architecture in Southeast Asia
Discourse programme, exhibition, ARCH+ issue
Starting on 16 April 2021
Contested Modernities brings current positions on Southeast Asian modernism into an international dialogue and opens up new perspectives on the history, meaning, and future of modernism in the region and beyond – with an exhibition, online events, and a publication, revealing surprisingly similar discussions that are currently being held about the architectural heritage of modernism.
Press Release October 2019
After the successful kick-off symposium on 30 August 2019 in Berlin, SEAM Spaces in Southeast Asia are now starting: The first SEAM Space will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 10 October to 3 November under the title “Folding Concrete”. SEAM Spaces will follow in Jakarta, Yangon and Singapore.
Project Kick-off and Symposium
Press Release August 2019
Encounters with Southeast Asian Modernism sheds light on the history, significance and future of modernism in selected cities of Southeast Asia in the context of the Bauhaus centenary 2019. With partners in Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Singapore and Yangon, Encounters explores in the course of a symposium the impact of modernism at the crossroads between early globalisation, local conditions, and the search for an own identity, starting with the period of upheaval that accompanied the transition to independence after colonial times.