Carnegie Mellon University

Center for the Arts in Society

Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Fine Arts


Infrastructuring Thermal Governance: Air-conditioning, Climate Change, and Care in Urban Asia

CAS Speakers Series

Jiat-Hwee Chang

Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:00am on Zoom

Jiat-Hwee Chang (PhD, Berkeley) is Associate Professor and Deputy Head at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. 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 recently completed a book manuscript (with Justin Zhuang and photographer Darren Soh) tentatively titled Everyday Modernism. Jiat-Hwee is also the co-editor of a few books and special journal issues. He is currently researching the socio-cultural histories and techno-politics of air-conditioning, built environment, and climate change in urban Asia. This research was supported by fellowships from the Clark Art Institute, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and grants from the Australian and Qatari governments.

This event is part of the Spaces of Containment and Care Project.

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