Last September, MovingCities was invited by Regione Puglia & ARTI [Regional Agency for Technology and Innovation] to conduct a one-day workshop in Barivecchia (Old Bari, Italy). Under the program “TRY! – Training Regeneration Youth” part of “YOUTH ADRINET” -project, a group of 17 young participants attended this one-day workshop. We talked, shared, explored, speculated, mapped, discussed and observed.
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.
Last weekend, MovingCities was invited to Shenzhen 深圳 to lecture at and participate in a two-day workshop called ‘The Making of a Creative City – International Workshop on post‐industrial development of Shenzhen’. The workshop was organized by URB [Urbanus Research Bureau 都市实践研究部] – the research department of URBANUS Architecture & Design 都市实践. Background & content after the break.
The third and final day of the School+ WORKSHOP consisted out of a series of short brainstorms, instant projections and rapid, though critical, conclusions by the several teams. We saw floating schools being finalized, vertical schools structurally analyzed, new learning environment stacked and launched and the time after school programmed in a playful manner. A couple of snapshots from a very successful Sunday. Thanks to all involved!
The second day of the School+ WORKSHOP started with a series of lectures. First by Prof. Li Xiaodong 李晓东 [Li XiaoDong Atelier 李晓东工作室 /Tsinghua School of Architecture] on reflexive regionalism, followed by presentations of Antti Ahlava, Jussi Palva & Riina Palva, WANG Shuo 王硕 and CHE Fei 车飞 zooming in on the Chinese educational environments in relation to their practice. After the words, it was time to work.
The first day of the School+ WORKSHOP – bringing together young Chinese and Finnish architectural practices, along with teachers and students from Tsinghua’s School of Architecture – consisted of a series of excursions to innovative educational environments in Beijing 北京 – such as the Family Box & Tsinghua Primary School, followed by a site-visit to Baja urban village [located Northeast of Tsinghua University] and concluded by the launch of World Architecture Magazine 《世界建筑》 – issue on Finnish Architecture and a Finnish Architecture Symposium at Tsinghua University – School of Architecture 清华大学 – 建筑学院.
MovingCities, together with Newly Drawn [画卷初成] and World Architecture Magazine [WA]《世界建筑》杂志 organizes a three-day ‘School+ WORKSHOP‘ & symposium from March 23rd to 25th. Hosted by the School of Architecture – Tsinghua University [清华大学建筑学院] , in Beijing 北京, the workshop is part of the 2012 EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue.
Public lectures on Friday March 23rd, start from 4pm onwards.