(Un-)learning Modernism

October 2021

Full programme coming soon!

Online symposium

Today, networks in art, architecture, and culture are working in Southeast Asia to challenge common narratives about and responses to modernism. The spectrum ranges from traditional, university-based research to artistic actions, research-based and outreach-oriented cultural work, and concrete initiatives for the conservation of modernist buildings. There is also the issue of decolonization to be addressed, given that architectural curricula at Southeast Asian universities have often been adopted from Western institutions. What kinds of educational formats are needed to enable new and critical perspectives? What are the political, social, and cultural hurdles that must be overcome? How can transnational, cross-disciplinary knowledge transfer be strengthened in the future?