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

Quick Facts
Establishment: 2018
Focus: Architecture
Host: National University of Singapore
Members: AUN30 + 11 Member Institutions 

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wong Yunn Chii
  • Assoc. Prof. Cheah Kok Ming

Contact: [email protected] 

The 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 in the Centre of Advanced Studies in Architecture/Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre of Architecture and Urban Heritage in Asia, National University of Singapore.