Colonialism is a complicated subject. Unlearning the damage that colonialism (in its many forms) has wrought can be a challenging, deeply personal process, and the question of where to even begin can be an overwhelming one. This link offers a brief, crowdsourced list of readings for people interested in learning about the effects of global … Continue reading (post/de)Colonial thinking: where can we begin?
By Myat Soe Phyu Thingazar Creek Neighbourhood is located between 22th street and 26th street from north to South and between 91st street and Thingazar East Ring Street from East to West in Thirimarlar North Ward, AungMyayThaZan Township, Mandalay city, Myanmar. Street Activity on 26th street (Sketch by Kay Thi Hnin, Architecture Student) The … Continue reading Moments of daily life in Thingazar Creek Neighbourhood
There is no stable life-world/story for the vendors and dwellers of Escolta, Manila, even before the pandemic, write our researcher Nathalie D. Dagmang and her co-author. Read a summary of their work here.
Originally published at the LSE Southeast Asia Blog, we re-post this article here in full, with permission of the author, Tessa Guazon. “There is an unprecedented loss of livelihood, with informal workers and daily wage earners suffering greatly. For our women research partners from Escolta, Manila and other vulnerable sectors, the struggle to make a … Continue reading Being-in-common during the pandemic: Food relief networks in Metro Manila, the Philippines
Tessa Guazon participated in the webinar "Bottom-Up Resilience? Civil Society Responses under COVID-19 (Part I)" by the APRU on bottom-up resilience in July, and wrote about the Manila team's relief efforts for its women partners from Escolta for the LSE Blog. “There is an unprecedented loss of livelihood, with informal workers and daily wage earners … Continue reading Manila: Bottom-up resilience? Civil society responses under COVID-19
UKNA has just announced a call for abstracts for a 2021 symposium in Chiba, Japan (30 August – 1 September) on Neighborhood Transformation in East Asian Cities: Is "Gentrification" the Right Frame of Reference? This event will be held right after ICAS-12 in Kyoto, so for those who will go to ICAS and would like to … Continue reading Call for abstracts: 2021 UKNA Symposium, Chiba, Japan
Asian Alleyways An Urban Vernacular in Times of Globalization Marie Gibert-Flutre, Heide Imai (eds) Congratulations to Marie Gibert-Flutre and Heide Imai (editors) for their new book entitled “Asian Alleyways:An Urban Vernacular in Times of Globalization”. This book seeks to understand cities in Asia from their alleyways, which are understood as “ordinary neighbourhood landscapes providing the setting … Continue reading Book Publication: Asian Alleyways
After over a year of work, The City at Eye Level Asia launched their book on Asian Cities on October 27, 2020, with a short presentation of insights from the book. The book launch marked the successful conclusion of over a year of planning, which culminated in a placemaking conference in Kuala Lumpur in 2019. Between … Continue reading The City at Eye Level Asia Book Launch
Date: Friday 13 November 2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm Hosted by the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre Chaired by: Prof Hyun Bang ShinProfessor of Geography and Urban Studies and Director of Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, LSE One of the foci of the SEANNET Project are multiple research and pedagogical output created for use … Continue reading Masterclass: Research as Empowerment: Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic in Understanding Cities of Southeast Asia
From 10 November to 15 December, SEANNET team member Assistant Professor Komson Teeraparbwong offers an online class on Northern-Lanna development in Chiang Mai city - the QR code lasts till 15 December for free registration in the course, so sign up early! TRACING THE PAST: An Introduction to Northern-Lanna and Chiang Mai Urban Development Course … Continue reading Announcing an online MOOC: An Introduction to Northern-Lanna and Chiang Mai Urban Development