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111 Middle Road
Singapore 188969

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Talks

Book launch: “Everyday Modernism: Architecture and Society in Singapore”

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Event details

  • Date and Time
    Date and Time
22 Nov 2022
7.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Location
    Location

The National Design Centre auditorium (level 2),
111 Middle Rd, Singapore 188969

  • Event Fee
    Event Fee

    Free

Details

Join NUS Press for the launch of “Everyday Modernism: Architecture and Society in Singapore” by Jiat-Hwee Chang and Justin Zhuang, with photographs by Darren Soh.

November 22 (Tuesday), 7:00pm – 8:30pm

National Design Centre auditorium (level 2)

Tickets (free): https://forms.gle/jmW4VVBGjBz3wAxN6 

Pre-order the book: https://nuspress.nus.edu.sg/products/everyday-modernism-architecture-and-society-in-singapore

“Everyday Modernism” is the first comprehensive documentation of Singapore’s modern built environment. Through a lens of social and architectural histories, the book uncovers the many untold stories of the Southeast Asian city-state’s modernization, from the rise of heroic skyscrapers, such as the Pearl Bank Apartments, to the spread of utilitarian typologies like the multi-storey car park. The book’s 33 essays are richly illustrated with some 200 archival images and drawings as well as more than 100 contemporary photos by architectural photographer Darren Soh.

Jiat-Hwee Chang is associate professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore.

Justin Zhuang is a writer and researcher, and co-founder of Singapore-based writing studio In Plain Words.

Darren Soh is an award-winning photographer.

Organiser

NUS Press Pte Ltd

NUS Press publishes academic books and journals, as well as high-quality general non-fiction in the humanities and social sciences disciplines. The Press is particularly attentive to the needs and priorities of researchers, writers and readers concerned with Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Contact

Name: Upaasana Suresh
Email: mkting.nuspress@nus.edu.sg

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