This August, we are pleased to welcome studio writer-in-residence Theresa Wong. Theresa is interested in nature-society relations, especially deconstructive approaches to rethinking taken-for-granted conceptions of “natural” spaces and phenomena – river basins, productive forests, and ‘haze’. During her residency, Theresa will be reworking a non-fiction manuscript about the making of the Mekong river basin as a space for development. Her work will explore technical and development reports as devices for place-making, part of broader attempts to decolonize natural history writing.
Theresa Wong is a writer, researcher and environmental sustainability professional by trade. She has worked across academia and international organisations on climate change and transboundary environmental policy. She currently lives in Singapore.