Dr. Liza Wing Man Kam, 2017-2019
Wing Man Liza Kam trained in architectural schools and practices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Liverpool, London and Paris before she joined the Bauhaus in Germany and obtained her PhD in Architecture in 2014. She is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Chinese Societies at the Department of East Asian Studies, Georg-August University of Göttingen, former Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and visiting scholar in Europe, US and Asia. Her research interests include: transformation of symbolism represented by colonial urban heritage in various unique post-colonial settings; interrelation between architecture, historiography, identity and civic awareness; comparing the seemingly antithetical colonial nostalgia and decolonization in the cases of various Asian polities; and the intellectual trajectories of design and culinary ideas with empire expansions. She has published works on the material and symbolic transformation of colonial urban heritage in the neo-/post-colonial Hong Kong and Taiwan.