DEFAULT13 | call for participation

DEFAULT 13: Art, Cities and Regeneration. Asia – Europe Masterclass in residence

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.

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.

Transit Labour | fieldtrip

Billboard on the way to Songjiang | June 26, 2010

“Songjiang, the Expo trip destination City” – featured one billboard along the way to Songjiang District 松江区, an Industrial Zone in the outskirts of Shanghai. Another one: “China Superhuman Group”. China’s highways are excellent lines of investigation to understand the course of its culture, construction and commerce. As part of the Transit Labour-project, last week MovingCities joined on a field trip to the Shanghai Meadville Electronics IT facility. Snapshots while monitoring city building and circuit board manufacturing.

Urban Panorama Workshop | TIMC09!!! city tour (part II)

Urban Panorama Workshop | Macau, July 3, 2009

The afternoon chapter of Macau’s rooftop expedition (see morning tour) brought us to the rooftop of a residential building at Av. Ouvidor Arriaga, another one at Artur Tamagnini Barbosa and to the lounge bar ‘The View’. From the last one, located in The Sands complex at NAPE, one could see what happens when Alvaro Siza Vieira‘s 1983 Macau City Expansion Plan meets the generic demands of the city’s gaming industry. We concluded the day at Guia Hill, where astronomer Tânia Sales Marques gave a short presentation.