Kristy H.A. Kang
PhD (Media Arts & Practice) University of Southern California (2013);
MFA (Animation & Digital Arts) University of Southern California (1997);
BFA (Fine Arts) University of California, Los Angeles (1991).
Dr. Kristy H.A. Kang is a media artist and scholar whose work explores narratives of place and geographies of cultural memory. Her interdisciplinary research and teaching interests include user experience and design thinking, mapping and urban studies, database narrative, interactive documentaries and cultural histories of the city. Alongside her appointment at NTU, she is Associate Director of the Spatial Analysis Lab at the University of Southern California School of Public Policy in Los Angeles. Here she collaborates with urban planners and policy specialists on ways to visualize overlooked spaces and peoples.
Her current projects include a new media exhibition in collaboration with the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore that excavates the layered archival histories of Telok Ayer Street. This project is part of a larger research initiative which re-imagines migrant histories and ethnic communities of the city by exploring the cultural history of food spaces in Singapore. The stories, histories and documentation collected will be developed into an interactive mapping project and urban public art installations exploring the spatial ethnography of the city.
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