Dr. Lilian CHEE

PhD (Bartlett, UCL, 2006), MSc (Arch History) with Distinction (Bartlett, UCL, 2001),

B.Arch (Hons) (NUS, 1997), BA (Arch Studies) (NUS, 1995)

 

Lilian Chee is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS). She is a writer, academic, designer, curator and award-winning educator. A recipient of the University and Faculty Teaching Honour Rolls at NUS, she has lectured at the Bartlett, Delft, ETH Zurich, Melbourne and the Berlage Centre. Her work is situated at the intersections of architectural representation, gender and affect in a contemporary interdisciplinary context. Her research explores the emergence of architecture through, and from within, everyday encounter and its archives. Influenced by film, art and literature, she is engaged in how an affective construction of architectural discourse might change the writing of its histories and theories. She conceptualized, researched and collaborated on the award-winning architectural essay film about single women occupants in Singapore’s public housing 03-FLATS (2014). 03-FLATS won the best ASEAN documentary Salaya 2015; was shortlisted for the Busan Wide Angle Documentary Prize 2014; and was screened at the Singapore Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2016. Her publications include the forthcoming monograph Architecture and Affect: Precarious Spaces (Routledge, 2019) and a co-edited volume Asian Cinema and The Use of Space (Routledge, 2015). She is working on a book about public art in the Singapore city core, and co-editing a volume on domesticity in architecture. Lilian is on the editorial boards of The Journal of Architecture, Architectural Theory Review and Australian Feminist Studies. She is Visiting Fellow at Future Cities Lab Singapore-ETH Centre (from June - December 2018) and Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London (from October 2018 – October 2019).

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