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24 March: Undisciplined Desire: Architects in the City

On 24 March, we will be continuing our Spring 2015 public program with a talk by Prof. Dana Cuff, Director of cityLAB-UCLA and professor of architecture.This lecture will unpack the recent love affair between architects and the …

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9 March: ‘The Grand Projèt’

On 9 March, we will be continuing our Spring 2015 public program with a talk by Prof. Ir. Kees Christiaanse, Architect and Urban Planner, Future Cities Laboratory Programme Leader, founder and partner of KCAP at 7:00pm. He will explore …

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2 February: ‘Towards a Theory of Earliness’

On 2 February, we will be kicking off our Spring 2015 public program with a talk by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Storefront for Art and Architecture at 7:00pm. She will …

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31 July: Urbanization in China: Past, Present, Future

On 31 July, HKU/Shanghai Study Centre will host a conference organized by Princeton School of Architecture, titled ‘Urbanization in China: Past, Present, Future’. Throughout the afternoon and evening, academics from all over …

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23 July: Symposium Urban Formation

URBAN FORMATION AASH Symposium Wednesday 23 July 2014, 2-6pm AA Shanghai Summer School Hosted at The University of Hong Kong Shanghai Study Centre, Shanghai 298 Bei Suzhou Lu Hongkou District 200085 Shanghai, …

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28 April: ‘The City and Identity’

Who am I? In the twentieth century, this question tended to be answered with reference to a country. But nations are declining as a source of attachment, and many thinkers expected that …

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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 …