CHANG Jiat Hwee (Dr)
CHANG Jiat Hwee (PhD, Berkeley) is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. He is a two-time winner of the University Teaching Excellence Award and the leader of the Department’s research cluster on history, theory and criticism.
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 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).
Jiat Hwee’s research has received funding from institutions in North America, Britain, Australia, Qatar and Singapore. Currently, Jiat-Hwee is a Canadian Centre for Architecture – Mellon Foundation Researcher, 2017-19. He is working on two co-authored books: with Tim Winter on the socio-cultural histories and techno-politics of air-conditioning and climate change in urban Asia; and with Justin Zhuang and photographer Darren Soh on everyday modernism in Singapore.
With Puay-Peng Ho, Jiat Hwee is co-convening an interdisciplinary conference on trans-colonial architectural and urban histories in Asia that will be held at the National Museum of Singapore in November 2019. Jiat Hwee is also a co-founder (with Imran Tajudeen and Lee Kah Wee) of Southeast Asia Architecture Research Collaborative (SEAARC), which has organized two interdisciplinary symposia.