Simone Shu-Yeng CHUNG
Principal Investigator
Ph.D. (Cantab), ARB/RIBA Part III

Simone Shu-Yeng CHUNG is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, and former postdoctoral fellow in Asian Urbanisms at the Asia Research Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Architecture and M.Phil. from University of Cambridge and British Rome Scholar in Architecture and Urban Design (2002/03), AHRC-NIHU Fellow at the Nichibunken, Kyoto (2012) and Japan Foundation Asia Center fellow (2019). After completing her studies at the Bartlett and Architectural Association, she practiced as an architect in London. Her research resides in the synergistic potential offered by moving images to architecture and urban studies, and issues pertaining to contemporary culture, conservation and intangible heritage in Asia.

Mary Ann NG
Research Assistant
M. Arch (NUS), RIBA I/II

Mary Ann NG graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a Master of Architecture degree from the National University of Singapore in 2018. Her research interests stem from observations of the contemporary individual, their subsequent emergent lifestyles, online and offline social practices and new cognitive behaviours within the spatial context. These thoughts and enquiries have culminated most recently in her Masters in Architecture thesis report ‘A Winged Fancy, Tropophiliacs : Short-Term Placemaking’ (2018).


Dong Hyun SONG
Research Collaborator
Ph.D. (Goldsmiths)

Dong Hyun SONG is a Research Fellow in the Science, Technology, and Society cluster at the Asia Research Institute. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cultural Studies cluster in 2016 and in the Inter-Asia engagements cluster in 2017. Prior to joining ARI, Dr. Song worked at the Korean Internet Security Agency (KISA) between January 2014 and January 2016. KISA is a government affiliation that supports the South Korean government’s ICT policymaking. His scholarly background is rooted in media and communications and cultural studies. His research focuses on exploring the effect of cyberspace on socio-political culture and on society and social media culture in everyday lives.


Perrine HOO
Student Assistant
B. Arch (NUS)

Perrine HOO is an undergraduate for the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the National University of Singapore. She is interested in social architecture, the history of architecture as well as the role of urban planning in the death and life of cities.

Rachel SIM
Student Assistant
B. Arch (NUS)

Rachel SIM is currently completing her undergraduate studies in Architecture. She is interested in the fields of politics, anthropology and philosophy, as well as how they influence architecture.