> 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.
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> 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