CHINA ACCORDING TO CHINA | 0300TV

China According to China | 0300TV
China According to China | 0300TV

Completely filmed by Diego Grass Puga | 0300TV before 2008’s Beijing Olympics and edited right after its ending, “CHINA ACCORDING TO CHINA” presents a set of thoughts by five local architects on China’s current situation and history.

This special isn’t an effort to portrait a certain scene [the profiles of each character are quite diverse] but to establish four issues that every Chinese architect has to deal with in today’s practice [opening-up, speed, agriculture & education] all of which may set the parameters of future development for Chinese architecture –and this is no prophecy: power has always proven to be Architecture’s most diligent ally.

Instead of branding/promoting individual genius, this is a story of how an [almost] obsolete discipline struggles to follow the pace of China –just like everyone else, everywhere.

“China According to China” presents a set of thoughts by five local architects on China’s current situation and history. Foreword by MovingCities. Ai Wei Wei [FAKE design], Jiang Jun [Urban China], Yu Kongjian [Turenscape], Wang Shu [Amateur Architecture Studio] and Ma Qingyun [MADA s.p.a.m.] are in charge of defining the issues that every Chinese architect has to deal with in today’s practice, all of which may set the parameters of future development for Chinese architecture.

The full documentary can be found, watched and downloaded on 0300.TV and on our newly created CHINA ACCORDING TO CHINA embedded research page. Watch it!



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  1. On Tuesday, September 30th 08, Tatosite linked here: CHINA según CHINA / Parte 1

    “¿Qué esta pasando exactamente aquí?” [Bert de Muynck, movingcities.org]

    Tal vez nunca lo sepamos. No leemos ni hablamos mandarín y por sobre lo anterior: pareciera que se nos ha olvidado que existe Arquitectura China antes del [mediático] Nido de Pájaro. Es por esto que elegimos cinco arquitectos locales dispuestos a compartir su experiencia desde adentro.

    Apertura: ¿Cómo maneja China la afluencia occidental y su propio potencial de influencia? Responden Jiang Jun [Urban China] y Yu Kongjian [Turenscape].

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