RISD faculty member Amelyn Ng is an Australian architect and cartoonist. A graduate of the Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices program at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, she was a 2019–21 Wortham Fellow at Rice University Architecture. Ng studied architecture at Melbourne (AU) University and is licensed in the State of Victoria, Australia.
Ng's research-led practice examines the technics and politics of architectural representation and its capacities for non-canonical knowledge. Recent grant-funded projects involved collaborating with community organizations in Houston, TX, in translating underserved residents' experiences of pandemic stress into house plans and creating public maps about industrial toxicity and environmental injustice.
Ng’s ongoing work on building information modeling and the entanglement of drawing with labor and material systems was included in the 2021 Venice Biennale Pavilion of Turkey. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Architectural Education, e-flux, VOLUME, PLAT, Assemble Papers and POWER: Infrastructure in America, among other publications.
- Amelyn Ng
- Assistant Professor