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Dr Roskam, Cole 羅坤

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Associate Professor

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Dr Roskam, Cole 羅坤

Title:
Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae:

Short Biography:

Cole Roskam is associate professor of architectural history and theory in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong.  His research and teaching include topics in 20th century and contemporary architectural and urban history as well as theory. He is particularly interested in understanding architecture’s role in mediating moments of transnational interaction and exchange between China and other parts of the world.

His book An Improvised City: Architecture and Extraterritoriality in Shanghai, 1843-1937, is currently under contract with the University of Washington Press. A second book project, provisionally titled Designing Reform: Post-Revolutionary Architectural Culture in the People’s Republic of China, 1973-1989, considers China’s engagement with international architectural methods of design, discourse, and pedagogy following the Cultural Revolution. 

Other ongoing projects include architectural relations between China and the African continent, architectural production in the socialist and post-socialist world, and Hong Kong's built environment.

His articles and essays have appeared in Architectural History, Architectural Design (AD), Artforum InternationalGrey Room, the Journal of Architectural Education, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, among others.

 

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2010Harvard UniversityPh.D., History of Art and Architecture
1998Connecticut CollegeB.A., Architectural Studies, Magna cum laude with Honors and Distinction
Biography

Cole Roskam is associate professor of architectural history and theory in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong.  His research and teaching include topics in 20th century and contemporary architectural and urban history as well as theory. He is particularly interested in understanding architecture’s role in mediating moments of transnational interaction and exchange between China and other parts of the world. 

His book An Improvised City: Architecture and Extraterritoriality in Shanghai, 1843-1937, is currently under contract with the University of Washington Press. A second book project, provisionally titled Designing Reform: Post-Revolutionary Architectural Culture in the People’s Republic of China, 1973-1989, considers China’s engagement with international architectural methods of design, discourse, and pedagogy following the Cultural Revolution. 

Other ongoing projects include architectural relations between China and the African continent, architectural production in the socialist and post-socialist world, and Hong Kong's built environment.

His articles and essays have appeared in Architectural HistoryArchitectural Design (AD), Artforum InternationalGrey Room, the Journal of Architectural Education, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, among others.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2011-04-01Scott Opler Fellowship for Emerging Scholars: Annual Meeting, Society of Architectural Historians
Research Achievement
2015-02-01Geddes Visiting Fellowship: Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh
Research Achievement
2014-05-01Outstanding Teacher Award: University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
2015-05-01Knowledge Exchange Group Award: Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong
Others
2015-03-01Best Scholarship of Design Article Award: The Association of College Schools of Architecture (ACSA), Routledge, London
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
09/2009 -MemberAssociation for Asian Studies
03/2012 -MemberAsia Society
09/2010 -MemberRoyal Asiatic Society, Hong Kong Branch
09/2010 -MemberAssociation of Art Historians
09/2008 -MemberCollege Art Association
09/2005 -MemberSociety of Architectural Historians
01/2013 -Founding PresidentDocomomo Hong Kong
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Modern Chinese architectural development
Modern architectural history and theory
Colonial architecture and urbanism
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Putonghua英語、普通話
French法語
Mandarin普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English英文
Chinese中文
French法文
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