Arief Setiawan, PhD

Arief Setiawan is an educator, researcher, and designer based in Atlanta, GA. He teaches design studios and history and theory of architecture in Kennesaw State University, USA. He holds a doctorate in Architecture: history, theory and criticism from Georgia Institute of Technology, with a dissertation on modernity in architecture in the non-Western world; a master degree in urban design from University ofCincinnati, and an undergraduate degree in architecture from Indonesia. His research interests include design thinking and methodology, design pedagogy, hybrid and alternative modernity in architecture and urbanism, and in the congruence of social, cultural, political, and technological factors in informing designs of contemporary built-environments. Besides his teaching and research, he works on design projects that problematize the relationship of architectural designs to a place.