10 to 18 July 2015: Architecture Association (AA) Summer School

1 to 11 June 2015: University of British Columbia Urban Design Program Visit

2 to 3 May 2015: Architecture Conservation Program Visit

20 to 26 March 2015: UCLA cityLAB Visit

28 February 2015: Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) Interview

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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …