Dr. Liza Wing Man Kam

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Dr. Liza Wing Man Kam
  • Fokus
    Architektonische Symbolik | Hong Kong / Taiwan / Japan | Koloniales urbanes Kulturerbe | Postkoloniale Urbanistik
  • (0551) 39-21253
  • liza.wing.man.kam@phil.uni-goettingen.de
  • Raum
    KWZ 0.727
  • Sprechzeiten
    SoSe 2018: Mittwoch 11-12 Uhr

Dr. Liza Wing Man Kam ist seit Januar 2016 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Ostasiatischen Seminar der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Kam ist ausgebildete Architektin und hat in London, Paris, Liverpool, Hongkong und Singapur studiert und gearbeitet. Von 2009 bis 2013 war sie Doktorandin an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (summa cum laude). In ihrer Doktorarbeit beschäftigte sie sich mit der transformierenden politischen, sozialen und kulturellen Symbolik des kolonialen städtischen Erbes in Hong Kong, einer Stadt mit einem einzigartigen post-kolonialen Kontext. Die Arbeit illustriert die multiplen Wechselbeziehungen von Architektur, Historiographie, Identitätsformation und civic awareness.

Kams derzeitige Forschung vertieft diese Thematik und beschäftigt sich mit der Transformation politischer und kultureller Symbolik, die sich im kolonialen Erbe in unterschiedlichen post-kolonialen Kontexten asiatischer Städte widerspiegelt, in Shinto Shrines in Taiwan bis hin zu den Kathedralen in Goa. Durch eine interdisziplinäre Perspektive (Architekturgeschichte und – theorie, Geschichte, Stadtsoziologie, Politikwissenschaft, Geographie und andere) fokussiert Kam auf die Frage, wie Narrative in der Stadtgestalt und durch die Nutzer_innen des öffentlichen Raums in der Stadtforschung repräsentiert sind, und wie sich diese Narrative zur Geschichte verhalten.

Curriculum Vitae

Ausbildung

  • 2009-2013: PhD (Architectur) – summa cum laude, „Urban Heritage“ Forschungsgruppe, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Deutschland
  • 2006-2007: Master of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hongkong
  • 2005-2006: Austausch Jahr, L’ École d’Architecture à Paris-Belleville, Frankreich
  • 2001-2003: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Architecture-University of Liverpool, Großbritannien
  • 1998-2001: Higher Diploma in Architectural Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Hongkong

Berufsqualifikation

  • Seit 2007: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Part 2 Exemption

Sprachen

  • Englisch: verhandlungssicher in Wort und Schrift
  • Kantonesisch und Chinesisch: Muttersprache
  • Deutsch und Französisch: solide Grundkenntnisse
  • Japanisch: Mittlere Stufe

Fellowships und Akademische Auszeichnungen

  • 2014-2015: Post-doctoral Fellowship, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Deutschland
  • 2013: STIBET Stipendium, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Deutschland
  • 2009-2013: DAAD Stipendium (Doktoranden/innen)

Akademischer Werdegang

  • Jan 2016 bis heute: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Ostasiatisches Seminar, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Deutschland
  • Okt 2009 bis heute: Lehrauftrag, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Deutschland
  • Sept 2007-Marz 2009: Tutorin von Seminar/ Entwurf, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hongkong
  • Jan 2009: Design Studio Guest Critic, (BSc. Architecture), City University of Hong Kong, Hongkong

Architektonischer Werdegang

  • 2008: AEDAS HK Ltd- Architectural Assistant (Post Graduate, RIBA Part 2)
  • 2005: Alexi Marmot and Associates, UK – Architectural Assistant (RIBA Part 1)
  • 2004-2005: Aedas Architects Ltd., UK- Architectural Assistant (RIBA Part 1)
  • 2003-2004: Colwyn Foulkes & Partners, London, UK- Architectural Assistant (RIBA Part 1)
  • 2000: DP Architects (PTE) Ltd, Singapore- Architectural Assistant (Internship)

Unabhängige Workshops, Gemeinschaftsprojekte und Ausstellungen

  • Nov 2011: ‘Next City Detroit: Textur und Transformation in der Nachbarschaft’. Exhibition of field notes by Bauhaus-Weimar PhD candidates curated by Kerstin Niemann, Kuensterhaus Sootboern, Hamburg
  • Okt 2010: ‘Urban Intervention in Weimar’, Charette Workshop at the Institute for European Urban studies, Bauhaus- Universität Weimar– In the workshop a design scheme was worked out to regenerate the northern side behind the Weimar Train Station with Srdjan Mandić and Zinovia Foka
  • Mai 2010 ‘International PhD Dissertation Workshop Bauhaus- Universität Weimar’─ co-organised with Sukanya Krishnamurthy (Current Assistant Professor in Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands) and Jerzy Elzanowski (Current Assistant Professor in Carleton University, Canada), Institute for European Urban Studies, Bauhaus- Universität Weimar ‘Sanitising Goethe and Schiller’─ artistic intervention in the City centre of Weimar with Sukanya Krishnamurthy, Jerzy Elzanowski and Gall Podlaszewski The work is aimed at reflecting the notion of ‘urban heritage’ and their treatments in cities, to investigate how heritage could be manipulated as concepts.
  • April 2006: ‘Périurbanité et regard sur la ville contemporaine’, design idea workshop for the community in Saint-Denis, a northern Parisian Suburb, (organised by L’École d’architecture à Paris Belleville)
  • Sept 2001: ‘The differences’─ Installation exhibition of space for the left-handed persons. The work was my first reflection on ‘differences’ which should make no difference. In a space installed with mirrors, which pens are fixed on the left hand side of the desk, mouse for computer at the left, desks with arm-leaning area only for the left arm and so on─ it is aimed at pointing out how the ‘majorities’ are imposing their way of living onto ‘minorities’. This work started my reflection and the later understanding on women’s right, LGBT’s rights and accessibility for everybody in general, and so on.
  • April 2001: ‘The Journey and Home’─ exhibition of post-trip documentations after the study trip to the Jiangxi province, Mainland China to investigate and record the traditional Hakka Tulou (vernacular rammed earth architecture in the Southern China)
  • Okt 1998: ‘Space for the Elderly’- community service, design ideas and exhibition, co-operation between the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and the Architectural students in the City University of Hong Kong
  • Aug 2002: ‘Project Hope’, voluntary work for surveying, designing and reconstructing of a village school in rural area of Guangdong Province, China, in collaboration with the Division of Social Work in the City University of Hong Kong
Liste der Publikationen

Monographien

  • June 2015: ‘Reconfiguration of ‘the Stars and the Queen’─ A quest for the interrelationship between architecture and civic awareness in post-colonial Hong Kong’- NOMOS Verlag, Baden-Baden, ISBN: 978-3-8487-1083-6
  • Dec 2006: Master’s Thesis─ ‘Urban Living Room: to know, to care, to discuss, to react. Exposition/ unfold of legislation procedures and functions to increase transparency and civic awareness’, Department of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Buchkapitel (PEER-REVIEWED)

  • Im Druck 2017. ‘Artistic Activism as essential Threshold from the ‘peaceful, rational, non-violence’ Demonstrations towards Revolution: Evolution of Social Actions in Hong Kong in the pre-Umbrella Movement Era’, Critical Artscapes, edited by J. Ren and J. Luger, Routledge, 2017 (Final editing in progress)
  • ‘Protest in Metropolis: Symbolism in Play from Queen’s Pier Conservation to Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong’, Protesting in Metropolis, edited by M. Castro Varela and B. Ülker, Barbara Budrich Verlag (editing in progress)
  • ‘Colonial Nostalgia? Demolition of Colonial Space and its Aftermaths in Hong Kong’, Oxford: Interdisciplinary.net. (Final editing in progress)
  • Jan 2011: ‘Travelogue’, Filter Detroit (2012), 42-69, edited by Kirsten Niemann, London, Self- published, 2011. ISBN-10: 1870699815

Konferenzvorträge

  • März 2016: ‘Evolution of Artistic Actions in Hong Kong: from Queen’s Pier in 2007 to Anti-Express Railway Campaign in 2010 to the Umbrella Movement in 2014’, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
  • Nov 2015: ‘From Queen’s Pier to Gezi Park then back to the Umbrella Movement: How can Hong Kongers learn from Turkey (or vice versa)?’ in a workshop as part of the project ‘Doing Tolerance: Democracy, Citizenship and Social Protest’. (Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University Berlin, invited by Prof. Dr. Maria do Mar Castro Varela as expert speaker)
  • Juli 2015: ‘Nostalgia to colonialism as toolkit to fight colonial legacy- From the Queen’s Pier and Star Ferry Pier’s demolition in 2006 to Umbrella Movement in 2014 in Hong Kong’, (paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Exploring Nostalgia in Mansfield College, Oxford University)
  • Feb 2013: ‘Nostalgia to colonialism as toolkit to fight colonial legacy- From the Queen’s Pier and Star Ferry Pier’s demolition in 2006 to Umbrella Movement in 2014 in Hong Kong’, (paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Exploring Nostalgia in Mansfield College, Oxford University)
  • Sept 2012: ‘Prerequisite for Democracy─ history education and civic awareness in Hong Kong during the late-colonial and post-colonial period’ (Paper presented at the Conference ‚Wege zu mehr Demokratie, gesellschaftliche u. politische Transformationsprozesse‘, DAAD Graduiertenakademie, Berlin)
  • Juli 2011: ‘Colonial Legacy in Transformation: the post-colonial Hong Kong’ (Paper presented at the ‘Transformation’ Conference in Cardiff University, UK)