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26 April: Chinese Urbanism in Africa

China’s visible impact on urban development in Africa is substantial. One need only take a virtual bird’s-eye tour on Google Earth to catch a glimpse of some of the most impressive changes …

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24 April: Mega City, Grainy Matter

On 24 April, we will host a lecture by Wang Shuo, founder of META Project, Beijing. Wang Shuo’s lecture ‘Mega City, Grainy Matter: the Urban Motivation of [META:HUTONGS]‘ will set out to examine a series of urban …

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21 April: OPEN – Recent Works

On Monday 21 April, architect Li Hu, founder of OPEN Architecture, will be speaking about the office’s thinking on architecture and urbanism through their recent works. Against the backdrop of ultra fast …

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14 April: ‘Cities within a City’

Monday 14 April, we have researcher Tat Lam speaking about the collective related to the development of Shenzhen, in his lecture ‘Cities within a City: From Urban Voids, to Collective Urban Memories …

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8 April: ‘Design with Sharism’

Next Tuesday, 8 April, we will continue our lecture series ‘Towards New Collectivism’ with social media specialist Isaac Mao, who will discuss ‘Design with Sharism’. While we are still lingering in the …

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31 March: ‘New Collectivism in Design’

Monday 31 March, Fei Jun from China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Media Lab will lecture on ‘New Collectivism in Design.’ Fei Jun is specialized in the intersection of virtual space …

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27 March: ‘The transformation of collectivism’

The Chinese collectivism was created upon Mao’s blueprint for modernization. This collectivism has a strong sense of authoritarianism. It was not only used for the revolution but also as a tool to …

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Towards New Collectivism

China is a country with a strong collective character. Farming, factory work, living; during a large part of the last century all of this happened within communities in which not the individual, …

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Contingency Plans: Or, Living with Unstable Grounds

University of Hong Kong / Shanghai Study Centre March 29 – June 1 Opening March 29, 3.00pm Curators: Adam Bobbette, Daan Roggeveen Contingency Plans: or, Living with Unstable Grounds considers how the …

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Until 23 March: Archizines in Shanghai

The critically acclaimed touring exhibition Archizines will be presented in Shanghai at the University of Hong Kong / Shanghai Study Centre.  The show is prolonged until 23 March 2014. Archizines celebrates the …

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6 January: Film Agoraphobia

6 January, 7.30pm, Film screening AGORAPHOBIA - Investigating Turkey’s Urban Transformation What happens when a prime minister decides to build a shopping mall on one of the last patches of green in the centre …

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3 December: Double Rural Book Launch

Tuesday, 3 December we’re hosting the last event in our lecture series ‘Down to Earth’. We’re excited to finish the series with the launch of two (!) books with a focus on …