Strelka Institute in Shanghai | lecture & forum

Strelka in Shanghai | MovingCities lecture @HKU-SSC 14Dec2012 #shtrip12 #day2

MovingCities was invited by the students from the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design [based in Moscow] to give a lecture on the topic of Shanghai 上海 as a MEGACITY. The lecture was part of their 2012 Field Trip #day2 program [Friday December 14th].
On Saturday, the TEDxShanghai team hosted the MOSCOW – SHANGHAI URBAN FORUM「上海莫斯科城市交流」at the Design Republic Commune 設計共和.
Overview of events, lectures, Strelka Shanghai snapshots & links after the break.

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Hangzhou | metro & Hutouchen village

Hangzhou's Hutouchen Village 湖头陈村 in Chengxiang Town, Xiaoshan District | 2012

During the past few weeks MovingCities spend a considerable amount of time in Hangzhou 杭州. Besides lecturing at CAA, we ventured out into some unknown metropolitan territories. As the new Hangzhou Metro was recently opened, we embarked on a field trip to the end of the line and found Hutouchen Village 湖头陈村, a village soon to disappear. Continue reading “Hangzhou | metro & Hutouchen village”

HKU Shanghai Study Center | Final Review

HKU Shanghai Study Center review | December 6, 2012

Last Thursday, the second-year architecture students at the HKU Shanghai Study Centre presented their final projects. Dealing with ‘Density and the City‘, the 30 students in the studios of Pascal Berger [HKU Shanghai Academic Director], Wang Fei 王飛 and Martine Vledder showed their design proposals, maquettes and thoughts of their 3-month stay in Shanghai 上海. Continue reading “HKU Shanghai Study Center | Final Review”

Ordos – constructed in the fast lane | Portal 9

Portal 9 Journal - The Imagined | Autumn 2012

To understand the forces shaping Ordos, one must also look beyond the empty towers built on debt and for speculation and consider the role of the automobile, both in terms of an industry and as an individual status symbol.
For the first issue of Portal 9 – a Beirut-based journal focused on cities in Arab countries – Bert de Muynck/MovingCities & Danish anthropologist Michael Ulfstjerne co-authored an essay on the construction and car culture in Ordos 鄂尔多斯. Continue reading “Ordos – constructed in the fast lane | Portal 9”

FA-SH-ART! | Rockbund Art Museum

Beijing Street Style | STYLITES

Upcoming Sunday November 25, FA-SH-ART! – Fashion Creativity & Arts – is taking place at the Rockbund Art Museum [RAM 上海外滩美术馆] in Shanghai 上海.
As part of FA-SH-ART! Basic Instincts, Dutch and Chinese Fashion in context –program, hosted by RAM & DutchDFA, MovingCities will present the Fashion in China Mapping report. The event starts at 3pm, reserve your seat and find additional information after the break. Continue reading “FA-SH-ART! | Rockbund Art Museum”

WAI in a week | by WAI [part II]

WAI Architecture Think Tank | Wall Stalker

WAI Architecture Think Tank is this week’ MovingCities guest of honor:  Ever wondered what a week of WAI looks like?   WAI in a week – a coincidental look into the urban, architectural, artistic and homey Beijing 北京 life of architects Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski.
PART I featured urban stories, from Saturday to Tuesday, PART II till the end of the week. Continue reading “WAI in a week | by WAI [part II]”

WAI in a week | by WAI [part I]

WAI Architecture Think Tank | Pure Hardcore Icons

This week, MovingCities is handing over its website to WAI Architecture Think Tank [aka Workshop for Architecture Intelligentsia]. After receiving their WAIzine 2-publication, we wanted to offer WAI a forum that goes beyond a standard Q&A. Hence, WAI in a week – a coincidental look into the urban, architectural, artistic and homey Beijing 北京 life of Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski. PART I features urban stories from Saturday to Tuesday… Continue reading “WAI in a week | by WAI [part I]”