As urban regeneration and gentrification are inevitable sociological processes in today’s rapid growing megacities; soon the old and decaying neighborhoods have to make way for new developments. Based on 4 years of fieldwork conducted on the hybridity of South East Asia’s Indo–European architectures, this project explores ideas of socio cultural anthropologic studies focusing on heritage and social identity through dissecting the local contested landscapes in South East Asia. These landscapes are a continuously reworked palimpsest –– mapping and documenting vernacular experiences as a witness to the socio–political change of geography, historic events and identity building –– through instances and objects that are visibly accumulated in an old house. The visuals represent a trigger to memory and the space for emotional and political engagement of its concern with cultural similarities and differences, both within and amongst South East Asian and European societies. Artist talk presented at Independent Curators International ICI New York.