Amelyn Ng

Assistant Professor

RISD faculty member Amelyn Ng is a Singaporean-Australian architect and cartoonist. Working in research, drawing and exhibitions, Ng explores architecture as media and environmental matter as information. Working across scales and between digital and physical mediums, she seeks counter-narratives and alternative representations to architecture’s status quo, particularly around climate and social questions. Recent projects include D.E.P.O.T. / Gross Domestic Practices in RISD’s BEB Gallery, Planetary Home Improvement: From Just-in-time to Geological Time at VI PER Gallery in Prague, and the SEI-funded Sensing the Environment: Evidence, Narrative, Appearance public symposium at RISD. Ng has also contributed work to Down to Earth at the 2023 Venice Biennale’s Luxembourg Pavilion and Architecture as Measure at the 2021 Venice Biennale Pavilion of Turkey. Past grant-funded projects include collaborating with community organizations in Houston, TX on publicly mapping toxicity and visualizing pandemic home stress.

Ng’s writing can be found in the Journal of Architectural Education, e-flux, Perspecta, PLAT, Cultural Politics, VOLUME, Assemble Papers and POWER: Infrastructure in America, among other publications. Her ongoing work on building information models and the entanglement of drawing with labor and material systems has been part of symposia such as Building Information at the TU Berlin Architekturmuseum, DEEP CITY: Climate Crisis, Democracy and the Digital at EFPL Lausanne, and Software as Infrastructure at the eighth Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen.

A graduate of the Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Ng was a 2019–21 Wortham Fellow at Rice University Architecture. She studied architecture at the University of Melbourne and is licensed in the state of Victoria, Australia.