The Shanghai Tower 上海中心大厦 is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Pudong district of Shanghai 上海. Recently, the Shanghai Tower celebrated its 4th anniversary of construction and today’s its skeleton is dominating the Shanghai skyline. MovingCities pays a close-up look, from its curtain wall over its concrete core to its steel structure.Details
During the month of April, MovingCities spend three Mondays in Hangzhou 杭州 lecturing at the School of Architecture of China Academy of Art Hangzhou [CAA 中国美术学院建筑艺术学院] on the relation between architecture, urbanism and the movies. While travelling on the Shanghai–Hangzhou High-Speed Railway [also known as Huhang High-Speed Railway 沪杭高速铁路], we kept on documenting the changes and construction culture along the train tracks.Details
Join us tomorrow, April 16 – 7pm at chi K11 art space [chi K11艺术空间] in Xintiandi for a public panel related to the DEFAULT 13 project [see MovingCities announcement].
This event will be first public panel of six supplementary events that will be organized between April and October 2013 in different cities across Europe and Asia. On this occasion the lecturers will address, through their different professional experiences and backgrounds, The Role of Public Art in Asia and Europe [DEFAULT 13 -公共艺术在亚洲与欧洲社会的角色].
The fourth installment of the 2012/13 “Shanghai State of Affairs” lecture series by Bert de Muynck at the HKU Shanghai Study Center is dealing with ‘Architectural Practice before and after the 2010 Shanghai World Expo‘. Invited speaker this Tuesday is Igor Peraza – Director Shanghai Office Miralles Tagliabue EMBT – who will not only talk about his professional experience of practicing in Shanghai 上海, but bring these in relation with past experiences in Japan during the 1980s.
Presentation and debate will take place this Tuesday April 9 – from 19.30 pm till 21.00 pm – at the HKU Shanghai Study Center.
MovingCities is pleased to further the call for participation to DEFAULT 13 Masterclass residency in Lecce [Puglia Region in Southern Italy]. Presented by RAMDOM & Arthub Asia, and taking place from September 17th to 26th 2013, DEFAULT 13 focuses on the role and perspectives of public art and its implications for the social, urban context as a tool for socio-cultural transformation. Eighteen creatives and artists [9 from Asia and 9 from Europe], selected through an international open call, will be given the opportunity to discuss and try to answer the question “What is next in art, cities and regeneration?”
The deadline for application is NOW
June 2nd! More info and background after the break.
Bert de Muynck | MovingCities published in the Feb-March 2013 issue of Mark magazine #42 an interview with Liangfu Ni 倪良富 and Haoru Chen 陈浩如 called The Brick Whisperer. Reporting from Ningbo 宁波, the text deals with the Chinese craftsman Mr. Ni who’s skilful use of recycled bricks in the Ningbo History Museum, the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou and the Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion in Shanghai has elevated him to the ranks of celebrity, particularly in this part of the world.Details