Malaysia

Simon Soon

Malaysia

Simon Soon

4 May - 22 May 2015

Simon Soon will be comparing the architecture and landscape of Nanyang University (1955-1980) and Chinese University of Hong Kong (1963-present), two Chinese-language institutions of higher learning in former British colonies.

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Architecture
RELATED COUNTRIES
Malaysia

Simon Soon will be comparing the architecture and landscape of Nanyang University (1955-1980) and Chinese University of Hong Kong (1963-present), two Chinese-language institutions of higher learning in former British colonies. He is interested in exploring how the spatial design of these two institutions facilitate different experiences of cultural and political modernity as well as constructions of social memory. His residency at the NTU CCA Singapore will allow him to undertake the Singapore segment of his research as well as pursue further research on contemporary art in Singapore. His research will involve archival material into architectural histories in Singapore as well as the facilitation of a panel discussion with scholars and artists on the Nanyang University.

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