CENTRE FOR ASIAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN ARCHITECTURE

Founded in 1997, CAMEA’s establishment coincided with major shifts in people’s attitudes towards the built environment caused by unsettling changes in three areas: environment, technology, and culture.
Awareness of the long-term environmental consequences of modern urbanisation and industralisation has highlighted the urgent need for new approaches to a sustainable future; advanced communication technologies have called for new ways of perceiving and dealing with reality; and intense cross-cultural interactions have generated a strong demand for broader and more culture-sensitive modes of architectural thinking. CAMEA was founded to address the demand for new cross-cultural understanding of architecture in the context of these major global shifts.