ADAPTATION 应变 | Palazzo Zen in Venice

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

After an August-hiatus, 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 of La Biennale di Venezia, curated by prof. Marino Folin & MovingCities – opens again at Palazzo Zen 禅宫 next Monday, September 1, 2014.
In this update we put the spotlight on the renovation of Palazzo Zen, headquarters of EMGdotART Foundation -done by Guangzhou 广州-based architecture office O-office Architects 源计划 工作室. Continue reading “ADAPTATION 应变 | Palazzo Zen in Venice”

Guardian Cities | 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”

MovingCities 2012 | an overview

Shanghai | January 1, 2013

2012 was a good year for MovingCities. With 2013 barely started, we composed a non-lineair overview of the past year. The selection is based on content, correspondences and aspects of continuity across various projects, publications and places. While our Portuguese posts on Peter Zumthor and Álvaro Siza Vieira keep on generating traffic, with 2012 Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu we found a close runner-up. But we’re also pleased that our, incognito, Koolhaas-Simpsons scoop made it to the sixths place on Archinect’s Top 12 News Posts of 2012. MovingCities in 2012 was about cities, architecture and the creative industries in China. A selected flashback. Continue reading “MovingCities 2012 | an overview”

Informal Market Worlds | Shanghai symposium

Informal Market Worlds | Shenyang, 2006

The Informal Market Worlds research forum took place yesterday and today at the HKU Shanghai Study Center. MovingCities was invited to present work, thoughts and analysis. Entitled The Market & The Territory our contribution was a great excuse to delve into our archive, find correspondences and differences throughout almost a decade of urban investigations. Examples traversed Shanghai 上海, Beijing 北京, Guangzhou 广州, Zibo 淄博, Shenyang 沈阳, Moscow, Maputo, Istanbul, Surabaya, Jakarta and Bandung. Continue reading “Informal Market Worlds | Shanghai symposium”

Mappings on Design and Fashion in China | DutchDFA

DutchDFA Design & Fashion in China Mappings | MovingCities 2012

On July 5, MovingCities presented in Amsterdam a double mapping report on Design & Fashion in China. The two reports were commissioned by Dutch Design Fashion Architecture [DutchDFA] and present a contemporary analysis of both the design and fashion fields in China. Researched and written in 2011 by MovingCities, and updated throughout 2012, the mappings highlight the people and processes that will influence future design agendas in China and throughout the world. More info after the break. Continue reading “Mappings on Design and Fashion in China | DutchDFA”

Design 360° | publication

City x People x Design | Design360 issue 37, January 2012

The Guangzhou 广州-based magazine Design 360° has always been a favorite bilingual [CN-EN] periodical of MovingCities. The first issue of 2012 has City x People x Design 城市•人•设计 as its theme. For our contribution we went in a dialogue with architect Zhang Ke 张轲 from standardarchitecture 标准营造. Continue reading “Design 360° | publication”

Guangzhou | uncertain cities

Guangzhou | March 14, 2011

The dominant uncertainty of the 21st-century world is not what happens to the city, or even whether we can engineer a new type of city. The dominant uncertainty of our time is the survival of architecture on this planet. Drive through cities are the type of cities we know best. Cities where architecture doesn’t matter [too much]. Continue reading “Guangzhou | uncertain cities”

Guangzhou | Delta Four forum [review]

Delta Four | Guangzhou March 11, 2011 As a follow-up to the announcement of the DELTA FOUR | A Living Museum of Urban History: the Four Cities in the PRD event -forum 三角四方 – 行进中的歷史博物馆: 广州/深圳/香港/澳门, on March 11, 2011. MovingCities reviews the day in words and images. Continue reading “Guangzhou | Delta Four forum [review]”