Devabhaktuni, S

 

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Mr Devabhaktuni, Sony

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Assistant Professor

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Mr Devabhaktuni, Sony

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Assistant Professor

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Sony Devabhaktuni is assistant professor of design in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). His research and teaching looks at collaborative processes in architectural design and at urban infrastructure. He is interested in architecture’s capacity to engage critically with political and economic concerns – both using tools such as drawing, and with methods borrowed from the social sciences. 

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2003The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtBArch
2009Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3MA
1995Stanford UniversityBA
Biography

Sony Devabhaktuni is assistant professor of design in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). His research and teaching looks at collaborative processes in architectural design and at urban infrastructure. He is interested in architecture’s capacity to engage critically with political and economic concerns – both using tools such as drawing, and with methods borrowed from the social sciences. 

Ongoing projects include: research funded by the Hong Kong SAR government’s University Grants Committee on collaborations between dance and architecture ; HKU funded research on the planning, development and ultimate failure of a new capital for the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh; and an ongoing study on the ‘curb-scale’ infrastructure of the Hong Kong street. 

With John C.H. Lin, he is the co-author of the forthcoming As Found Houses (Applied Research + Design Publishers)(2020). The book documents self-built renovations to traditional house typologies in rural China. His writing on collaboration includes, with co-author Min Kyung Lee, the essay “Collaboration: Unresolved Forms of Working Together in Contemporary Architectural Practice” in The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture (Swati Chattopadhyay and Jeremy White, eds)(2019). He is the co-editor, with Nasrin Seraji and Xiaoxuan Lu, of From Crisis to Crisis: Debates on why architecture criticism matters today (Actar)(2019).

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2003-05-01J. Willliam Fulbright Award (France): United States Department of State
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
07/2019-presentpeer-reviewerAssociation of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Land reclamation (history and contemporary debate)
Infrastructure development
Climate change/storm surge/coastal flooding
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English英語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English英文
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