Executive Director, Shangri La, Honolulu, USA
Visiting & Regular Faculty
Konrad Ng is currently the executive director of Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design . Previously the director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Ng is a scholar of Asian American cinema and digital media. At the University of Hawaii, where he earned his doctorate in political science, Ng has studied how minority and diaspora communities use cinema and digital media to engage in artistic and cultural representation and preservation, and community mobilization.
He has served on the boards of the Center for Asian American Media and the Asian American Literary Review and is a member of the Association for Asian American Studies.
A compilation of excerpts from talks by Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Konrad Ng and Marina Tabassum on the broad theme of redefining the public realm, for Bengal Institute's special course on 'Learning from the Aga Khan Award for Architecture'.