From Colombo to Sri Jayewardenepura The Schizoid Subjectivities of Postcolonial Capitals

Anoma Pieris is an associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne.  She is an architectural historian by training with a specialist focus on South and Southeast Asian architecture. Her most recent publications include, Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes: A Penal History of Singapore’s Plural Society (2009), Architecture and Nationalism in Sri Lanka: The Trouser under the Cloth (2012) and with Janet McGaw, Assembling the Centre: Architecture for Indigenous Cultures, Australia and Beyond (forthcoming.  2014). She teaches design in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.