Across the Global South - Built Environments in Critical Perspective

The series seeks to expand the global intellectual footprint of architectural studies by taking as its starting point perspectives from the Global South, with an initial focus on the region of remarkable socio-political and cultural complexity known as “Asia”. It promotes interdisciplinary and transregional approaches to writing about the built environment, while interrogating the inherited disciplinary and geopolitical boundaries of the field. In this endeavour, "Across the Global South" situates architectural studies alongside and intersecting with art history, cultural studies, urban history, and postcolonial studies as well as emergent fields like environmental humanities and Inter-Asian studies. 

Books in this series take the built environment as a lens to foreground the struggles of various stakeholders in both historical and contemporary contexts. They address the task of writing "across the Global South" as an ethical, intellectual, and political project that builds new communities of readership. Established and emerging scholars across disciplinary divides and whose work addresses the scope of the series are welcome to approach the Press and the editors with their proposals. 

Series Editors:  Anoma Pieris (U of Melbourne); Farham S Karim (U of Kansas); Lee Kah Wee (NUS)

Meet the series editors in dialogue with Prof Abidin Kusno:



Please send proposals or expressions of interest to:

The first title in the series: