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> That’s Beijing quotes Moving Cities on hutong preservation

That’s Beijing 2014 January/February cover story Land, Theft, Autos: Beijing, 1949–2014 > Things Fall Apart – Plagued by poor planning for decades, Beijing now faces an imperfect future - article by Yuan Ren, quotes MovingCities. Keywords: urban development, sprawl, land reclamation, private property… read more »

> CLOG : SCI-FI features MovingCities contribution

MovingCities publishes short contribution on CLOG : SCI-FI issue [June 2013 ENGLISH]
CLOG explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now.

> the guardian quotes Moving Cities on Beijing’s Dashilar

theguardian.com architecture & design blog by Oliver Wainwright > Designers use ‘urban acupuncture’ to revive Beijing’s historic hutongs  (Wednesday 2 October 2013) Beijing Design Week sees architects launch ‘micro-interventions’ in one of the capital’s oldest neighbourhoods. But are their good intentions having the right effect? (…)  “Bert de Muynck, a Belgian architect who has carried out extensive research on the Dashilar initiative with Mónica Carriço at the Moving Cities think-tank, has mixed feelings about the outcome so far. “It is a brave attempt to do something different after the failures of places like Qianmen,” he says. “People criticise those developments for creating twee stage-sets for tourists – but we have to be careful Dashilar is not just creating another kind of ‘authentic’ stage set for designers.”  

> Eastern Promises publication features MovingCities essay

MAK Vienna Exhibition > Eastern Promises - Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practices in East Asia  (June 5–October 6, 2013) Forthcoming book Eastern Promises Published by: Hatje CantzEdited by: Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Andreas Fogarasi, Christian Teckert. Essay contribution by Bert de Muynck & Mónica Carriço / MovingCities

> Die Welt article quotes Bert de Muynck / MovingCities

Die Welt quotes Bert de Muynck >Deutscher baut Düsseldorfer Altstadt in China nach Article by Nina Trentmann / Die Welt [02 Nov 2012 GERMAN]

> CreativeHunt interviews MovingCities

CreativeHunt interviews MovingCities > Bert de Muynck & Mónica Carriço Article by Frances Arnold / CreativeHunt Shanghai [13 September 2012]

> Ordos 100, directed by Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei > Ordos 100 Official Selection International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012. Ordos 100, directed by Ai Weiwei (China, 2012)

> Bert de Muynck on ‘Re-inventing Construction’ – book review

ArchiNed > Re-inventing Construction Bert de Muynck reviews ‘Re-inventing Construction’ published by Ruby Press [review in DUTCH]

> Bert de Muynck on ‘Koolhaas in Beijing’ – book review

ArchiNed > Mik in Beijing Bert de Muynck reviews ‘Koolhaas in Beijing’ by Edzard Mik [DUTCH]

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