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H. Koon Wee’s research focuses on the sociopolitical and urban effects of industrialization and modernization in Asian cities in the 20th century, and the transnational formation of Asian modernism in architecture and urbanism. This knowledge connects with the experimental architectural practice SKEW Collaborative, with whom Koon had received a number of international architecture awards and accolades for the design of industrial buildings and campuses, such as Blueprint, Green Dot, LEAF, and the Chicago Athenaeum Awards. His recently authored and edited books include “Singapore Dreaming: Managing Utopia,” and “The Social Imperative in China: Architecture & the City.” Koon is the founding director of the HKU Cities in Asia Summer Program, and Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture. He teaches core classes in urban history, globalization, politics of memory and identity, and architectural design.

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