4 cities, 4 months | aerophotography

In and Out of Kunming 昆明市 | April 16, 2014
In and Out of Kunming 昆明市 | April 16, 2014

During the past few months, MovingCities has been moving around – in China and in-between China and Europe. We saw cities stitched together by runways, gazed upon the world from our windowseats. A selection of 20 – aerophotography – images from recent arrivals in and departures from Lisbon, Brussels, Shanghai 上海 and Kunming 昆明市.
And a short introduction to a 24-year old Portuguese priest making real airplanes (from real paper) in 1709. Continue reading “4 cities, 4 months | aerophotography”

Reality Check Shanghai | MARK magazine#50

In MARK Magazine#50, MovingCities publishes ‘Reality Check Shanghai’. The article looks back at revisiting three Shanghainese buildings previously published and applauded in Mark: the Himalayas Centre by Arata Isozaki, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo site and the Giant Interactive Group’s headquarters by Morphosis. What has become of them?

Reality Check Shanghai | Mark Magazine #50, 2014
Reality Check Shanghai | Mark Magazine #50, 2014

Mark magazine has turned 50! Contributing since 2007, Mark magazine has been one of the premier supporter and enablers of MovingCities‘ discursive development – including interviews with Ai Weiwei | I jumped on the wrong train [2007], Wang Shu | Local Hero [2008], Sun Jiwei | Major Forces [2011], JR | City Faces [2011], Andra Matin | interview [2013] and essays about ORDOS100 | Babel for Billionaires [2008], Illegal Copying [2009] and Preservation Playground [2011]. A sincere congratulations and thank you to Mark magazine [subscribe!], and especially to their excellent editors Arthur Wortmann and David Keuning.

In their celebratory June-July 20114 issue of Mark magazine #50, MovingCities published ‘Reality Check Shanghai‘ revisiting three Shanghainese buildings previously published and applauded in Mark: the Himalayas Centre by Arata Isozaki, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo site and the Giant Interactive Group’s headquarters by Morphosis. What has become of them? Continue reading “Reality Check Shanghai | MARK magazine#50”

ADAPTATION 应变 | Venice exhibition opening

On Thursday June 5, ADAPTATION – architecture and change in China 《应变——中国的建筑和变化》 – a Collateral Event of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice – opened in Palazzo Zen 禅宫. Presenting recent work from 11 Chinese architectural practices, ADAPTATION 应变 is curated by Marino Folin & MovingCities , and organized by the EMGdotART Foundation.

ADAPTATION - architecture and change in China | Palazzo Zen, Venice, June 5, 2014
ADAPTATION - architecture and change in China | Palazzo Zen, Venice, June 5, 2014

On Thursday June 5, ADAPTATION – architecture and change in China 应变——中国的建筑和变化 – a Collateral Event of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice – opened at Palazzo Zen 禅宫. Presenting recent work from 11 Chinese architectural practices, ADAPTATION 应变 is curated by Marino Folin & MovingCities , and organized by the EMGdotART Foundation.
The exhibition, on display untill November 23 – is selected by Wallpaper* Architecture as one of the top 25 exhibitions to visit during this Biennale Architettura 2014.
Impressions of an opening event after the break. Images courtesy of Interpress Photo.

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ADAPTATION 应变 | La Biennale di Venezia exhibition at Palazzo Zen

ADAPTATION 应变 – architecture and change in China 中国的建筑和变化 // La Biennale di Venezia – Architecture 2014 Collateral Event // Curators 策展人: Marino Folin 马力诺·福林 & MovingCities [Bert de Muynck 伯德孟 & Mónica Carriço 莫妮卡·卡瑞苏] Architecture/exhibition design 建筑/空间设计: O-OFFICE 源计划 工作室 Organizer 主办单位: EMGdotART Foundation 雅伦格文化艺术基金会 Supporter 协办单位: EMG 雅伦格



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. Continue reading “ADAPTATION 应变 | La Biennale di Venezia exhibition at Palazzo Zen”

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

ADAPTATION 应变 – architecture and change in China 中国的建筑和变化 // La Biennale di Venezia – Architecture 2014 Collateral Event // Curators 策展人: Marino Folin 马里诺·福林 & MovingCities [Bert de Muynck 伯德孟 & Mónica Carriço 莫妮卡·卡瑞苏] Architecture/exhibition design 建筑/空间设计: O OFFICE 源计划 工作室 Organizer 主办单位: EMGdotART Foundation 雅伦格文化艺术基金会 Supporter 协办单位: EMG 雅伦格
Address 地址: Palazzo Zen 禅寓, Cannaregio 4924 Venice, Italy 意大利威尼斯

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… Continue reading “‘Adaptation’ | La Biennale di Venezia – Architecture 2014 Collateral Event”

Neri & Hu Interview | FRAME #97

FRAME#97 | Neri & Hu | Interview by MovingCities
FRAME#97 | Neri & Hu | Interview by MovingCities

MovingCities published, in the March-April 2014 issue of FRAME magazine #97, an interview with Lyndon Neri 郭锡恩 & Rosanna Hu 胡如珊 [NHDRO] looking back at their triumphant first decade in Shanghai 上海 while discussing project such as Design Republic Design Commune (Shanghai, 2012), Le Meridien HOtel (Zhengzhou, 2013) and FARINE (Shanghai, 2013). During the past decade, the couple’s venture into a range of creative disciplines has yielded an acclaimed diversity of furniture, interior design and architecture projects. Currently, they are exploring metropolises further afield, such as London, New York City, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading “Neri & Hu Interview | FRAME #97”

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. Continue reading “The University of Hong Kong | Discussion Series”

Guardian Cities | city bloggers

The Guardian Cities | Global city bloggers
The Guardian Cities | Global city bloggers

Two weeks ago, the Guardian, in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, unveiled a new section of its website — Guardian Cities — so to shine a spotlight on the urbanisation of the world, whilst highlighting resilience, environmental, sustainability, social, and poverty issues…
MovingCities is very pleased to be included! As such we’ve selected 45 urban images from our 460 posts-archive  [see sitemap]. Continue reading “Guardian Cities | city bloggers”

Homecoming | book review

Homecoming | Gestalten, 2013
Homecoming | Gestalten, 2013

Last December – after the Double Rural book launch at the HKU Shanghai Study CenterMovingCities received a copy of Homecoming – Contextualizing, Materializing and Practicing the Rural in China [Gestalten, 2013]. The book – edited by Christiane Lange, John Lin 林君翰 and Joshua Bolchover – presents work and thoughts by “architects [that] are offering resistance against the rapid urbanization that has dominated the Chinese landscape“. Homecoming is a timely publication, but also the result of a strange harvest. Sisyphus in China, a review. Continue reading “Homecoming | book review”