The History, Theory and Heritage (HTH) lab investigates the formation, evolution, analysis, interpretation, narration, conservation, and inheritance of the built environment. The research activities of HTH are variously presented with academic research projects, adaptive design, journal publications, conferences, workshops, installations, exhibitions, art performances, etc. The lab considers history, theory and heritage as three interrelated territories, across and within the boundaries of which new understanding can be generated.
The HTH lab is especially interested in the dynamics of the transnational process in the Asian architectural and urban history context and theorizes this process. The lab’s expertise spans from Urban History, Garden and landscape, Vernacular Architecture, Modern Architecture and Urbanism, Philosophy of Art/ Aesthetics, Critical theory, Embodied Cognition, Heritage Conservation, Architectural Criticism, Critical Heritage, Architectural Poetics, and Post-colonialism Studies. The HTH lab welcomes enquiries from doctoral research projects on these topics and efforts at cooperation from the university, research institute and public sectors.
The collaboration agreements and partnerships include WHITRAP-Suzhou, Suzhou Heritage Conservation Institute, Ruiyisan Urban Heritage Foundation, and the Sapienza University of Rome(under review).