M Shanghai Litfest 2015 | workshop

LITFEST2015 | MovingCities Writing Workshop
LITFEST2015 | MovingCities Writing Workshop

As part of the upcoming Shanghai International Literary Festival 2015 [ programme writers tickets ] MovingCities will conduct a writing workshop, called “Paper skylines, a Shanghai workshop” on Friday November 6, 2015, from 3-5 pm at M on the Bund in Shanghai 上海.
Other writers, architects and scholars invited for the Shanghai International Literary Festival 2015 include WAI Architecture Think Tank, Michael Meyer, Matjaž Tančič, a North Korea Panel of Specialists: From The Outside Looking In and the outcome of the That’s Shanghai: Erotic Fiction Competition.
Info, flashback and preview after the break. Continue reading “M Shanghai Litfest 2015 | workshop”

The Colours of…. | Birkhäuser publication

The Colours Of.... | Birkhäuser, 2015
The Colours Of.... | Birkhäuser, 2015

Recently, Birkhäuser published “The Colours of…“, a 376-page publication, including 250 color illustrations – by Iwan Baan, Christian Richters, Roland Halbe and Philippe Ruault -, described as a specifier of material, substance, light, texture, form and colour – and in the end of human emotion. […] Color is inextricably linked with architecture; as a design element and also as an inherent quality, it characterizes the shape and texture of the built fabric.
Highlighting the work of Frank O. Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Wang Shu and a handfull of other well-known architects, MovingCities contributed to “The Colours of…” with a 3,000 word essay – called Wang Shu, Translating tradition for modern times. Order here, GoogleBooks there and preview after the break. Continue reading “The Colours of…. | Birkhäuser publication”

ADAPTATION 应变 | Palazzo Zen in Venice

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

UNESCO report & IIAS newsletter

UNESCO report (2013) & IIAS-newsletter (2014)
UNESCO report (2013) & IIAS-newsletter (2014)

Contributing to the Newsletter#68 [Summer 2014] of the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) on the topic of ‘HUTONG | adaptation‘ and featured as a case-study in the UNESCO’s Creative Economy Report 2013 [Special Edition]MovingCities has been mentioned around in the past months.
Both report and newsletter have a person half-hidden behind a camera on their cover.
Background, links and info after the break. Continue reading “UNESCO report & IIAS newsletter”

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”

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”

Urban Flux #34 | INDONESIA Architecture

《Urban Flux 城市空间》#34 Indonesia Architecture | guest-edited by MovingCities 2013
《Urban Flux 城市空间》#34 Indonesia Architecture | guest-edited by MovingCities 2013

Published in December 2013, MovingCities guest-edited a special bilingual [Chinese/English] 90-page issue of the Chinese architecture magazine Urban Flux 城市空间 设计 [vol 34 /2013-6] entitled “INDONESIAN ARCHITECTURE: TROPICAL AND EMERGING新兴崛起的印度尼西亚热带建筑. With this special report MovingCities, along with Indonesian architect Danny Wicaksono, gives a comprehensive overview of contemporary Indonesian architectural practices and insight into contemporary tropical architectural design. Continue reading “Urban Flux #34 | INDONESIA Architecture”

HKU Shanghai Study Center | Final Review

HKU Shanghai Study Center review | December 2, 2013
HKU Shanghai Study Center review | December 2, 2013

Last Monday, the second-year architecture students at the HKU Shanghai Study Centre presented their final projects. Dealing with ‘Architectural Urbanism‘, the 26 students in the studios of Pascal Berger [HKU Shanghai Academic Director], Elena Perez Garrigues and Zhu Xiaofeng 祝晓蜂 showed their design proposals, maquettes and thoughts of their 3-month stay in Shanghai 上海. Continue reading “HKU Shanghai Study Center | Final Review”