ABE Journal

Architecture beyond Europe

Revue à comité de lecture dédiée aux aspects coloniaux et postcoloniaux de l'architecture et de l'urbanisme européens depuis le XIXe siècle

Architecture and urbanism based peer-reviewed journal focusing on colonial and postcolonial contexts from the 19th century onwards

Fachzeitschrift mit Peer Review-Verfahren für Architektur und Städtebau mit dem Schwerpunkt kolonialer und postkolonialer Kontexte seit dem 19. Jahrhundert

Rivista di architettura e urbanistica peer-reviewed specializzata nei periodi coloniale e post-coloniale dal XIX secolo in poi

Revista con comité de lectura dedicada a la dimensión colonial y postcolonial de la arquitectura y el urbanismo europeos a partir del siglo XIX

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ABE Journal

ABE est dédiée à l'histoire de l’architecture et de l'urbanisme hors d’Europe. Elle s’intéresse aux aspects coloniaux et postcoloniaux du monde bâti depuis le XIXe siècle, ainsi qu’aux réseaux professionnels, aux médias, aux doctrines et aux modèles circulant à partir de l’Europe et vers celle-ci. Éditée par le laboratoire InVisu (CNRS/INHA), cette revue encourage la diversité des points de vue et des méthodes, en particulier les perspectives interculturelles et transnationales.

ABE is dedicated to the study of architecture and urbanism for scholars of art, architecture and history. Its focus is on colonial and postcolonial aspect of the wider built environment from the 19th century onwards, considering issues such as professional networking, the circulation of media, and the transmission of models and doctrines to the non-European world. Published by the laboratory InVisu CNRS/INHA, the journal is committed to encouraging the diversity of approaches and methodologies, including cross-cultural and transnational perspectives.

ABE widmet sich der Geschichte von Architektur und Städtebau außerhalb Europas. Schwerpunkt sind koloniale und postkoloniale Aspekte der gebauten Umwelt seit dem 19. Jahrhundert, darüber hinaus werden Fragen beruflicher Netzwerke, der medialen Verbreitung und der Weitergabe von Modellen, Technologien und Lehrmeinungen von Europa aus und dorthin behandelt. Herausgegeben von der Forschungsstelle InVisu (CNRS/INHA) fördert die Zeitschrift die Diversität von Sicht- und Arbeitsweisen und insbesondere interkulturelle und transnationale Perspektiven.

ABE è dedicata allo studio dell’architettura e dell’urbanistica e si rivolge agli studenti di storia dell’arte, di architettura e di storia. Si concentra in particolare sugli aspetti coloniali e post-coloniali dell’ambiente edificato, in generale dal XIX secolo in poi, e prende in considerazione anche problematiche quali il networking professionale, la circolazione dei media e la trasmissione di modelli, tecnologie e dottrine da e verso l’Europa. Pubblicata dal centro di ricerca InVisu (CNRS/INHA), la rivista si impegna ad incoraggiare la diversificazione di approcci e metodologie, anche attraverso l’apertura di prospettive interculturali e trans-nazionali.

ABE está dedicada a la historia de la arquitectura y del urbanismo fuera de Europa. Se interesa por los aspectos coloniales y postcoloniales del mundo construido desde el siglo XIX, asi como a las redes profesionales, a los medios de comunicacion, a las doctrinas y a los modelos que circulan desde y hacia Europa. Editada por el laboratorio InVisu (CNRS/INHA), esta revista promueve la diversidad de puntos de vista y de métodos, en particular las perspectivas interculturales y transnacionales.

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Institut national d'histoire de l'art

L’INHA a pour mission de développer l’activité scientifique et de contribuer à la coopération scientifique internationale dans le domaine de l’histoire de l’art et du patrimoine. Il exerce des activités de recherche, de formation et de diffusion des connaissances.

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Revue soutenue par l’Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales du CNRS

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Directeur de la publication

Éric de Chassey

Rédacteur(s) en chef

Mercedes Volait

Responsable de l'édition électronique

Juliette Hueber

Type de support

Électronique

Etat de la collection

2012-2016

Politique d'édition électronique

Publication en libre accès

Périodicité

Semestrielle

Année de création

2012

Date de mise en ligne

28 mai 2015

ISSN format électronique

2275-6639

Langues de publication

English, Français, Español, Italiano, Deutsch

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Frais de publication

non

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non

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Procédure d'évaluation

évaluation en double aveugle

Délai moyen entre soumission et publication

16 semaines

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ABE Journal
2, rue Vivienne
75002 Paris
France

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Paris

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11 | 2017 – Paradoxical Southeast Asia

Paradoxical Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia, a space characterized by intense regional and global traffic networks since the sixteenth century, the architectural landscape is often seen as a palimpsest of styles. The hybrid and syncretic nature of Southeast Asian architectural forms is seen as the result of the successive waves of contacts that marked the history of this part of the world called by some the "Asian Mediterranean." (F. Gipoloux). In this genealogy of architectural types, the colonial moment has been often considered a rupture that introduced radically new forms in vernacular architecture. Following this logic, the late twentieth century and early twenty-first century are considered as moments of further intensification of this architectural acculturation. The adoption of the international style in the megacities of the "Asian tigers," nerve centers of the global economy, is symbolic of an urban development superficially tuned to the "global" rather than the local.
By equating the evolution of architectural forms in Southeast Asia to a transfer, mainly from West to East, this approach evades the complexity of the formation of the architectural landscape of Southeast Asia. This issue of ABEproposes to focus on the development of "syncretic" architectures of Southeast Asia by precisely tracing the circulation of techniques and architectural forms through a contextual approach. Local, regional, global have not followed each other sequentially - such a model presupposes the existence of a local, "original," culture. Instead, these three levels of traffic have coexisted in the past. Far from simple sedimentary layers laid down over time, the production of Southeast Asian architecture has been multiscalar, rhizomic and a longue durée phenomenon. For this reason, the concept of "returns" is a particularly useful one for analyzing both "colonial" and "traditional" motifs that appear in contemporary architecture.
When rethinking the local and the global in Southeast Asian architecture, we must move beyond the binary oppositions between the vernacular and the foreign, the colonial and the post-colonial, and the modern and the traditional, while still exploring how actors used such categories dynamically. Only in this way can we explain the coexistence of such seemingly contradictory categories.