Simone Shu-Yeng Chung (NUS) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. She holds a Ph.D. in Architecture and M.Phil. in Screen Media and Cultures from the University of Cambridge. Before pursuing academia, she practiced as a chartered architect in the UK after completing her architectural studies at the Architectural Association and the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. She has won several international fellowships such as the 2020 CCA Research Fellow in Architecture, Japan Foundation Asian Center fellowship and Rome Scholar in Architecture award.
Her interests resides in the synergistic potential offered by visual and moving images to architecture and urban research, and issues concerning contemporary culture, conservation and intangible heritage in Asia. Publications include The Hard State, Soft City of Singapore (2020, Amsterdam University Press) co-edited with Mike Douglass, book chapters and articles on architectural and urban research and visual spatial studies. She was international co-investigator on the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project CineMuseSpace: Cinematic Musée Imaginaire of Spatial Cultural Differences (2017-2020, PI: François Penz) at University of Cambridge, UK and co-principal investigator on the Ministry of Education Tier 1 AcRF project Re-mappings, Re-constructions, Re-layering and Re-visits: Cinematic pasts as urban cultural resources (2015-2018, PI: Liew Kai Khiun) at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Simone is a curator for the Singapore pavilion at the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition (2021). Ongoing research projects include Deciphering the Spatial Rhetorics of Millennial Nomads (2019-2021, PI: Simone Chung) at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, supported by a Ministry of Education Tier 1 AcRF grant and a Teaching Enhancement Grant at NUS (2020-2021) to assess the adoption of digital design toolkits for studio-based learning and thinking. She is also working on a monographic project on the immaterial architectures of the twenty-first century.