Jiat-Hwee Chang


Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore 1 Architecture Drive, SDE1-03-01 Singapore 117 566


Associate Professor


Chang Jiat Hwee (PhD, Berkeley) is Associate Professor and Deputy Head (Academic) at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. He is the author of A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience (2016), which is awarded an International Planning History Society Book Prize 2018, and shortlisted for the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies Humanities Book Prize 2017. He was recently a Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Spring 2020, a Manton Fellow at the Clark Art Institute in Fall 2019, and a Canadian Centre for Architecture – Mellon Foundation Researcher, 2017-19. One area of his current research is in the socio-cultural histories and techno-politics of air-conditioning and climate change in urban Asia.