PAMSC Book-The History of Architecture in Sarawak Before Malaysia in Kuching

« Back to Events
Event:
PAMSC Book-The History of Architecture in Sarawak Before Malaysia in Kuching
Start:
12th July 2018 7:00 pm
End:
12th July 2018 9:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Category:
Organizer:
PAMSC
Updated:
29th June 2018
Venue:
PAMSC Centre
Address:
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Share thisFacebookDiggStumbleUponTwitterPinterestEmail

SYNOPSIS

In this talk Dr John Ting will cover his journey in the research and writing of the book. This book is the first comprehensive history of the architecture and settlements of the State. Like other states in Malaysia, the region now known as Sarawak has had a complex social, cultural and political history. The state has been influenced by a unique combination of many different groups with many distinct and different voices interacting with each other in different ways. Architecture in Sarawak cannot be separated from political, cultural, geographical, social and economic factors. While this book searches for the origins of the State’s architecture, it also explores the effect of the changing relationships between Sarawak’s groups and sub-groups, including locals, migrants and colonials, on the creation of architecture and settlements. This includes the backgrounds of the ideas behind pre-modern and modern building types, architecture, materials, construction and settlements, and how these ideas changed over time.

PAMSC Book image

SPEAKER’S BIOGRAPHY

DrTing

Dr John H.S. Ting (Assistant Professor – Faculty of Arts & Design University of Canberra)

Dr John Ting is an architect, researcher and educator. He teaches in the architecture program in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra, and has previously lectured extensively in tropical design, construction and Southeast Asian architectural history. He holds a PhD from the university of Melbourne, and a professional degree in architecture from RMIT University. His present research investigates the history of architecture in Sarawak, the vernacular architecture of Malaysia, and mobile and prefabricated timber buildings in nineteenth century colonial Southeast Asia and Australia. He also runs his own practice which is involved in commercial, residential, heritage and architecture research projects in Australia and Malaysia.

 

Registration is closed. 

News

Share thisFacebookDiggStumbleUponTwitterPinterestEmail

PAMSC CALENDER OF EVENTS YEAR 2013

Upcoming Events

Advertisement

Weida2018 DML davco_parex

Public Design Lecture Series 3.2

45225058_10156750077858622_7531479282455937024_o 45154478_10156750077713622_3788644317417963520_o 45235709_10156750077333622_2016710071454531584_o 45214748_10156750077128622_3554823965656481792_o 45263866_10156750077093622_3879254619691417600_o 45205624_10156750077268622_2399054438170886144_o 45170211_10156750077143622_5608779095853760512_o 45210337_10156750077923622_6644087490904850432_o 45207291_10156750077663622_5971963072296779776_o 45178881_10156750077308622_6948102571949031424_o