Southeast Asian royal cities today: how monarchy influences urban development
Funding period: 3 May 2021 – 3 February 2022
Type of funding: International Fellowship
Ofita Purwani is an associate professor at the School of Architecture Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia. She got her PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2014, and was recently a fellow at Yale-NUS College, Singapore. Her interests range across the Javanese built environment, Southeast Asian urbanism, traditionalism, heritage issues, tourism, urban studies, spatial politics, invented traditions and sociology. She will spend nine months working with Prof. Jane M. Jacobs on the project on Southeast Asian Royal Cities.