Musagetes Architecture Library is hosting a discussion session with Dr. Cecilia Chu on Architecture and Colonialism in Asia. Dr. Chu has recently published a book titled “Building Colonial Hong Kong Speculative Development and Segregation in The City”.
This discussion session is open to all graduate students, but space is limited, so RSVP below! This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts on colonialism in Asia, ask research questions, discuss methodological issues in studying colonial architecture in Asia, or any other questions you may have related to this topic.
Cecilia L. Chu is an Associate Professor in the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. Trained as an urban historian with a background in design and conservation, her works focus on the social and cultural processes that shape the forms and meanings of built environments and their impacts on local communities. Chu received her PhD in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a co-founder and past president of the Hong Kong chapter of DOCOMOMO (International Committee for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites, and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement) and an editorial member of Journal of Urban History, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong, Built Environment, and the ArchAsia series of Hong Kong University Press.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Anahita Shadkam.
Looking forward to seeing you; refreshments will be provided!
A book talk is also happening on the same day as a part of the Research Narratives in Architecture organized by the School of Architecture (June 15th, 12:40 – 1:25 at the Main Lecture Hall), after which we will be gathering in the library for future discussions.