AUN Thematic Network on Architectural Design Education and Research in ASEAN (AUN-ADERA)

AUN Thematic Network on Architectural Design Education and Research in ASEAN serves as a platform of intellectual exchange on the futures of architecture design education and research in Southeast Asia.

AUN-ADERA will serve the following objectives:

  • To share the best knowledge of experiences and practices in innovative design pedagogy pertinent to ASEAN in particular, and Asia in general
  • To create a milieu for the cultivation of architectural knowledge unique to ASEAN that has broad ramification to and dialogue with the best of humanistic education that improves the quality of life of people and communities.
  • To encourage and exchange research documentation, translation and publication of key texts and ideas special to the milieu of development architecture in ASEAN.
  • To foster an active discussion on the design futures of ASEAN and their implications on architectural education, research and practice in light of the rapid technological transformations in analysing, making and representing.
  • To promote a broader understanding of significant cultural and political connections among the member countries that have given forms to the ASEAN environments

AUN-ADERA was established in 2018 and the secretariat is based at the Centre of Advanced Studies in Architecture/Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre of Architecture and Urban Heritage in Asia, National University of Singapore.

What We do

AUN-ADERA has plan of work areas to fulfill the network’s mission through several initiatives:

  • Architectural Design pedagogy on methods of design studio
  • Architectural Design history and Theory: ASEAN design issues of significance including ASEAN Design Futures
  • Architectural Design technology
  • Design, Community and culture
  • Documentation, translation publication: ASEAN Textbook, traditional crafts, modern national/nationalist icons. Bibliographical project and data-base of research, academics and researchers
  • ASEAN Design Biennale to encourage the participating schools to promote a curatorial discipline and culture
  • Working Committee for academic accreditation of architectural education and research

AUN-ADERA membership is open to the 30-core member universities, and non-AUN universities in ASEAN and beyond.

Contact AUN-ADERA Secretariat

Dr. Wong Yunn Chii
Department of Architecture
National University of Singapore