Creative communities in Asia are increasingly able to operate on a global stage and achieve cross-cultural interchanges with the West. The diverse cultural and social practices in Asia are now having far-reaching implications for the theories and practices of architecture and design. A two-day conference on Asian Design Culture was held in Singapore in late 2008. This collection of essays comprises six stimulating theoretical papers and four insightful city-oriented papers addressing the three themes of design culture, creativity and criticality. The papers covers issues from contrasting cultural traditions, current global urban practices, the archival of cultural memory, urban history, contemporary fringe art and the emerging Asian art scene. Contributors to this volume include Li Shiqiao, Reinhold Martin, Nikos Papastergiadis, Bobby Wong Chong-Thai, John Philips, Jiang Jun, H. Koon Wee, Eunice M.F. Seng, Pratan Teeratada, Chi Ti-Nan and Andrea Mina. There is also a prologue by William S.W. Lim.
Collection of Essays on Asian Design Culture
AuthorsLim, William S. W. (ed.)
PublisherA A Asia