Dr Manu Sobti1, Sushma Griffin2, Ayman Alanssary1, Maryam Shafiei1, Peyman Akhgar1
1School Of Architecture, University Of Queensland, , Australia, 2Art History – School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland, , Australia
Chair: Dr Manu Sobti
These twin panels – titled as Towards Re-Envisioning Asia – Contested Urbanisms, Geographies and Choreographies – are specifically interested in how critical research frameworks employed in Doctoral Research at Schools of Architecture could serve as germinating points for a ‘new knowledge’ on past, current and future Asia – one over and beyond the simplified notions of place or culture, and towards employing ‘contestation and conflict’ as its operative methodologies. Within this purview, how would Asian research narratives be packaged and what would make their politics as especially relevant to the broader Asian condition? And to what extent would these narratives percolate to knowledge systems connected to and beyond the ‘built histories’ of greater Asia? The two panels envisage participants moving beyond the confines of their own ‘contained’ ongoing or completed research projects – towards describing frameworks, toolkits, methodologies and content that their research enables (or hopes to enable) in the future.