Lawrence Chua receives fellowship

July 18, 2007

Lawrence Chua, a PhD student in the History of Architecture and Urbanism, was the recipient of a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship to study Thai for 2007-2008. This is the third consecutive year he has been awarded this fellowship, which comprises full tuition and a stipend.

In October, 2006, he presented "All Tomorrow's Parties: Architectural modernity, Utopia and Public Space in the Parallel Structures and Peripheral Orbits of Rirkrit Tiravanija" at the Sarasatr 10 conference on Situationist Spaces at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Architecture in Bangkok. Chua was awarded a grant from Cornell’s Graduate School Conference Travel fund and the Robert D. MacDougall Scholarship to present this paper.  

In April 2007, he presented "You Can Stick Your England Up Your Arse: Imperial Instabilities at Wembley Stadium" at the 60th annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians in Pittsburgh. He was the recipient of an Annual Student Fellowship from the SAH to attend the conference. The paper was part of Chua's MA thesis, which was awarded the Richmond Harold Shreve Award from the Department of Architecture for excellence and originality in a graduate thesis.

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