Neighbourhoods as if people matter: Mobility, memory and livelihood in the everyday urban

by Huiying Ng The Southeast Asia NeighbourhoodNetwork (SEANNET) and Humanities across Borders (HaB) research groupsco-organised a full day of panels at the 2nd Africa-Asia Conference, held in Dar es Salaamfrom 20-22 September 2018. Program: https://icas.asia/files/Program_Abstracts_Africa_Asia.pdf Chairs Paul Rabé, SEANNET, International Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands Rita Padawangi, SEANNET, IIAS, the Netherlands/Singapore University of the … Continue reading Neighbourhoods as if people matter: Mobility, memory and livelihood in the everyday urban

Street Names as Method

The streets of a city, when studied carefully, can unfurl like the pages of a history book. In Vietnam, the history of street names is particularly revealing, because the names themselves have changed with successive precolonial, colonial, post-colonial, American-sponsored, anti-communist, communist, and what might now be called “late socialist,” “post-reform era,” or, perhaps most accurately, … Continue reading Street Names as Method

Sensing Silver: The Chiang Mai Workshop

By Thomas Manuel The Chiang Mai leg of the Thailand workshop began with visits to the Chiang Mai House Museum where different traditional residential structures had been preserved for posterity and the Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) which is a public learning space to foster design and creativity. At TCDC, the Director introduced the … Continue reading Sensing Silver: The Chiang Mai Workshop