AAS 2018 Annual Conference

March 22-25 | Washington, D.C.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Deadline for Receipt of All Proposals is August 8, 2017.

Deadline to submit post for this forum is July 31, 2017

The AAS has provided below a forum for individual seeking assistance in connection with submitting a session proposal.

How to use the forum:

If you have a session you would like to propose and need a few more individual to participate - click the Sessions Organizers seeking Participants forum. Next, click 'Add a Topic' or reply to a posted topic

If you are an individual and would like to participate on a session in Washington, D.C. but do not have enough contacts to form a session proposal, click Participants Seeking Sessions. Next, click 'Add a Topic' or reply to a posted topic.

Please make sure to include the following information:

  1. Your name, affiliation and how you would like to be contacted.
  2. The topic of your proposed session or the topic of your paper
  3. The geographic area of study that best represents this topic

Important note for anyone using this forum.  Posting session or paper information here is not a substitution to submitting a formal proposal using the online application form.  It is your responsibility to make sure the organizer of a session receives the information requested and/or your responsibility to ensure the information is submitted in a timely manner.

Singapore Architecture & Citizenship Identity
Last Post 08 Jul 2017 02:01 AM by Nathan Bullock. 0 Replies.
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08 Jul 2017 02:01 AM

    I am currently doing archival research in Singapore in the field of contemporary architectural history (1965-2015) and am interested in joining a panel session to share my research findings next year at the AAS in D.C.
    My research is looking at how citizenship is contested in the urban built environment of Singapore since independence by contrasting the state's top-down control of architecture and urban planning with the alternatives proposed by citizens and independent architects and urban planners working collaboratively with a bottom-up/grassroots attempt to change Singapore's post-colonial urban built environment. This research and analysis centers around the theme of citizenship as both Lee Kuan Yew (Singapore's first prime minister) and the Singapore Urban Planning and Research (SPUR) Group (which contested many early government plans) recognized the connection between architecture and citizenship. Both sides consciously considered how citizenship was to be performed in architecture. My project considers the relationship between these two approaches through a contrapuntal reading (à la Said) to advance the argument that there is no post-colonial break in Singapore post-1965 from British rule to People's Action Party (PAP) one-party rule.
    This paper will fit well in panels seeking to address topics of post-colonial urban studies as well as panels organized around a theme of feminist theory as my approach is also informed by Luce Irigaray's methodology of looking for the alternatives in history outside the canon. This paper will also fit well in panels seeking to be comparative in the fields of architectural history, geography, or citizenship studies.

    Nathan Bullock
    Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University
    Dept. of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
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