Temporal cities, provisional citizens: architectures of internment

Grant number: FT140100190 | Funding period: 2015 - 2021



The expedient design, assembly and erection of Second World War internment facilities, and their subsequent transformation for post-war detention and commemoration has produced a legacy of camp environments associated with citizenship. These intense experimental sites expose racial differences, human displacements and national hostilities occurring during the Pacific War. Through comparative case studies in Australia, Singapore and the United States, this project aims to examine how expertise in architecture and related fields were mobilised in their production. Resultant discourses of citizenship, community and commemoration will be studied. Their significance for understanding political, r..

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