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ADAPTATION 应变 | La Biennale di Venezia exhibition at Palazzo Zen



EMG set up EMGdotART Foundation [in 2012] – the first art and culture foundation established by a Chinese enterprise, to have a permanent gallery and headquarters in the heart of Venice, Italy.
Taking place on the ground floor the historic Palazzo Zen 禅宫 – newly renovated by Chinese architectural studio O-OFFICE 源计划 工作室ADAPTATION 应变 – selected as one of 21 Collateral Events – is curated by Marino Folin & MovingCities. Presenting a profession in progress, the exhibition features recently completed projects, some even under construction [others on research-phase] – by 11 Chinese architectural practices – through the media of photography, architectural models, sketches, design objects, reels and newly commissioned audio-visuals.
A productive preview and last updates after the break. read more »

‘Adaptation’ | La Biennale di Venezia – Architecture 2014 Collateral Event

source:labiennale.org
source:labiennale.org

ADAPTATION 应变-architecture and change in China 中国的建筑和变化 MovingCities has been a little away, a bit absent, yet adapting ourselves to new horizons and cities. Today, we’re pleased to announce that together with prof. Marino Folin we are curating an exhibition around the concept of ‘adaptation, architecture and change in China‘. Selected as one of 21 Collateral Events that will take place alongside the other official exhibitions during the 14th International Architecture Exhibition [June 7 – 23 November 2014, Venice], ‘adaptation’ presents a profession and construction culture in progress, in China. The exhibition will take place at Palazzo Zen 禅宫, a cultural venue of EMGdotART Foundation, newly renovated by Chinese architectural studio O-OFFICE 源计划 工作室. A preview after the break, more to follow soon… read more »

The University of Hong Kong | Discussion Series

2014 Discussion Series | MovingCities lecture @HKU 18Mar2014
2014 Discussion Series | MovingCities lecture @HKU 18Mar2014

MovingCities is invited by the Department of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong to participate in their Spring 2014 Discussion Series. Entitled ‘Moving Cities, Life on the New Frontier‘, Bert de Muynck will lecture in Hong Kong 香港 at HKU’s Knowles Building this Tuesday, March 18th, between 5:30 and 6:30pm. If you are around, looking forward to see you then and there. read more »

Shanghai | 2013 Westbund Biennial

Vertical Glass House 垂直玻璃宅 by Yung Ho Chang 张永和|2013 Westbund Biennial Shanghai
Vertical Glass House 垂直玻璃宅 by Yung Ho Chang 张永和|2013 Westbund Biennial Shanghai

In few days time, the 2013 WestBund Biennial in Shanghai 上海 will close its doors. While MovingCities attended the opening ceremony on October 20, we went for a re-visit last week. That day, we found that several pavillions, including the main exhibition hall, were already shut down [and that one week prior to the official end]. We experienced a new type of event. In contrast with celebrated and well-communicated pre-openings, why not include the silent pre-closure as part of the program as well? Background to the biennial and the revitalization of the Westbund Riverfront. read more »

ABITARE China #34 HUTONG /Adaptation

《ABITARE 住》'Hutong/adaptation' | Guest-edited by MovingCities, 2013
《ABITARE 住》'Hutong/adaptation' | Guest-edited by MovingCities, 2013

In June 2013, ABITARE China magazine invited MovingCities to guest edit its summer issue on the topic of (re)Design Heritage – Strategies of Urban Renewal and the Chinese City. We took this opportunity to address one of the most urgent issues to discuss when dealing with the urban, architectural, cultural, social and economical development of the city of Beijing 北京: heritage, preservation, adaptive strategies and the hutong 胡同. Hence we came up with HUTONG /Adaptation as our unifying theme. Check this post for more background; read our Preface and TOC or order a copy of《Abitare》#34 [September 2013]. read more »

DEFAULT13 | Shanghai panel at K11

DEFAULT 13 | The Role of Public Art in Asia and Europe
DEFAULT 13 | The Role of Public Art in Asia and Europe

Join us tomorrow, April 16 – 7pm at chi K11 art space [chi K11艺术空间] in Xintiandi for a public panel related to the DEFAULT 13 project [see MovingCities announcement].
This event will be first public panel of six supplementary events that will be organized between April and October 2013 in different cities across Europe and Asia. On this occasion the lecturers will address, through their different professional experiences and backgrounds, The Role of Public Art in Asia and Europe [DEFAULT 13 -公共艺术在亚洲与欧洲社会的角色]. read more »

Shanghai State of Affairs | Igor Peraza [EMBT]

Spanish Pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo by EMBT | 2010
Spanish Pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo by EMBT | 2010

The fourth installment of the 2012/13 “Shanghai State of Affairs” lecture series by Bert de Muynck at the HKU Shanghai Study Center is dealing with ‘Architectural Practice before and after the 2010 Shanghai World Expo‘. Invited speaker this Tuesday is Igor Peraza – Director Shanghai Office Miralles Tagliabue EMBT - who will not only talk about his professional experience of practicing in Shanghai 上海, but bring these in relation with past experiences in Japan during the 1980s.
Presentation and debate will take place this Tuesday April 9 – from 19.30 pm till 21.00 pm – at the HKU Shanghai Study Center. read more »

DEFAULT13 | call for participation

DEFAULT 13: Art, Cities and Regeneration. Asia – Europe Masterclass in residence
DEFAULT 13: Art, Cities and Regeneration. Asia – Europe Masterclass in residence

MovingCities is pleased to further the call for participation to DEFAULT 13 Masterclass residency in Lecce [Puglia Region in Southern Italy]. Presented by RAMDOM & Arthub Asia, and taking place from September 17th to 26th 2013, DEFAULT 13 focuses on the role and perspectives of public art and its implications for the social, urban context as a tool for socio-cultural transformation. Eighteen creatives and artists [9 from Asia and 9 from Europe], selected through an international open call, will be given the opportunity to discuss and try to answer the question “What is next in art, cities and regeneration?
The deadline for application is NOW June 2nd! More info and background after the break.
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Shanghai State of Affairs | Neri & Hu [NHDRO]

Waterhouse Boutique Hotel by NHDRO | 2010
Waterhouse Boutique Hotel by NHDRO | 2010

The third installment of the 2012/13 “Shanghai State of Affairs” lecture series by Bert de Muynck at the HKU Shanghai Study Center is centered around ‘Updating & Rethinking Shanghai’s Design & Architecture’. Invited speaker this Saturday is Lyndon Neri [Founding Partner NHDRO] who will talk about the experience of practicing, over a decade, from and in Shanghai 上海.
Presentation and debate will take place this Saturday March 9 – from 10.30 am till 12.30 pm – at the HKU Shanghai Study Center. read more »

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