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 explores architecture as media: as environmental matter and as the representation of spatial information. By addressing the technics and politics of representation, her work aims to expand architecture’s capacities for counter-narratives, spatial justice and non-canonical knowledge. Past grant-funded projects include collaborating with community organizations in Houston, TX on publicly mapping toxicity and visualizing pandemic home stress. Most recently, she co-curated the exhibition Planetary Home Improvement: From Just-in-time to Geological Time at VI PER Gallery in Prague.
Ng’s ongoing work on building information modeling and the entanglement of drawing with labor and material systems has been included in symposiums and exhibitions at the Architekturmuseum TU Berlin, DEEP CITY, and 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.