Amanda AchmadiSenior Lecturer in Architectural Design (Asian architecture and urbanism)
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning of the University of Melbourne
Amanda Achmadi is an Indonesian-born academic, architect and writer. She obtained a doctorate degree in Architecture and Asian Studies at the University of Melbourne in 2007 and a Bachelor degree in Architecture from Parahyangan University (Bandung, Indonesia) in 1998. Her PhD dissertation explores the role of architectural discourses within the 20th century construction of cultural identity in Bali. Amanda is interested in looking at the interactions between architecture and identity politics and how these unfold in different historical periods and through the formations of different facets of built environments in the postcolonial world. Her main focus is the architectural landscape of Indonesia and Southeast Asian region. Her recent works include an exploration of intra-colonial trading and shipping networks across late 19th century Asia Pacific and the changing framing of kampung urbanism through the postcolonial transformation of Indonesian cities.