Y. L. Lucy Wang
Y. L. Lucy Wang is an architectural historian, curator, educator, and Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology. In 2021–2022, she is the Mellon-Marron Research Consortium Fellow at MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design. Her dissertation traces the emergence of professionalized architecture in the greater China region, examining how a hygienic consciousness entered into architectural expertise and how architects, doctors, land-surveyors, and engineers integrated new understandings of disease into their work, and her research broadly addresses global modernisms and diasporic architecture. Her work has been supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and Dumbarton Oaks.
Art historian Y. L. Lucy Wang analyzes the architecture and photographic record of the 1955 Bandung Conference, revealing the ways in which the event visually projected its aims of South-South solidarity by bringing new meanings to architectural forms previously charged with colonial and historical associations.