people's architecture brings
you its fifth newsletter! In this issue we will give you an overview of
architecture activities, exhibitions, publications,
and other select issues on contemporary happenings in China.
For further information please contact us.
_______________________________ PEOPLE'S LECTURE SERIES
3X3 #8 CONVERSATION WITH ANDY,
TONY AND ERIC or WU JIAN ZAO
A PERSPECTIVE ON CHINA | MONTHLY LECTURE SERIES
On March 19, YUNG HO CHANG presented the work of his practice, Atelier Feichang Jianzhu
[FCJZ], as part of the 3X3 lecture series at the Center for Architecture
in New York. Documentation of the presentation is currently available
online and in podcast format. To
view our past 3x3 lectures feel free to visit our archive.
GET IT LOUDER 2007
| SHANGHAI | BEIJING
noise made by young talented designers and artists around the globe.
The exhibition is conceived as a platform for showcasing their
creativity and personal thoughts, in order to explore their sources of
inspirations in their daily lives. It also tends to examine graphic
art/design as lifestyles, living attitudes, and as an integral part of
urban culture. More info >>
are a series of lectures before, after, and during the Get It Louder
exhibition period pertaining to design, architecture, urban studies,
contemporary art, film and sound art etc. This year's GIL invites
co-curators, participating artists and designers, and also visiting
artists, architects and scholars. The first set of lectures that
consists of GIL's "preheat events" will take place from the
end of March to the beginning of April:
| 1 APRIL 2007
WANG ZESHENG HALL | SCHOOL
| HAIDIAN DISTRICT | BEIJING
artist, architect, and city scholar, Kyong
Park was a co-curator for the
"Shrinking Cities Project", the founding director of the International Center
for Urban Ecology in Detroit, a curator
of 1997 Kwangju Biennale in South Korea,
and the founder/director of StoreFront for Art and Architecture in New York from
1982 to 1998. His presentation in Beijingó"Detroit: Shrinking or Migrating", explores
the problem of Detroit as Fordist city
becoming hollow and its implication for cities in Asia and China.
CONDORELLI + WANG HUI
| 8 APRIL 2007
LECTURE HALL | 1 FLOOR | TODAY
32 BAIZIWAN ROAD
| HAIDIAN DISTRICT | BEIJING
British architect Celine Condorelli and curator Gavin Wade joins
Chinese architect Wang Hui in this year's GIL to create a
China-specific exhibit. Condorelli comes to Beijing
in early April to begin preliminary investigation and study of China.
This lecture will include her and Wang Hui's presentations of past
projects and an open discussion.
All lectures are free with limited seating. Attendees must send your
name, passport number to firstname.lastname@example.org, and
wait for an email return ticket for the lecture requested. Please send
in the form three days prior to the lecture. Ticket announcements will
be sent out two days before the lecture and publicized on the website.
tuned for the 2007 Get It Louder exhibition schedule and location
from a long-held axiom -the West's limited knowledge of China, apart from a few stereotypes -
Colors chose two young Chinese photographers who combed Beijing high and
low in search of pictures and stories about ordinary people to give us
a clearer idea of the social shifts and relationship changes in a
country speeding towards the future. More info >>
One of the UK's
biggest ever festivals of Chinese film, CINEMA CHINA 07 screens throughout the UK
during the month of April. Covering eight decades and with films from
The People's Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
- these films offer a unique and fascinating insight into Chinese film
history. CINEMA CHINA
07 is a collaboration between Filmhouse, Edinburgh International Film
Festival, The University of Edinburgh, and the Beijing Film
Academy. More info >>
SCOTTISH CENTER FOR CHINESE URBAN
AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (SCCUES)
School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt
University in Edinburgh
has announced that they are establishing the Scottish Centre for
Chinese Urban and Environmental Studies in the interest of developing
academic and professional links with China. The center seeks to
provide guidance into China's
rapid urbanisation and its effects through the lens of Scotland's
urban policies and planning principles. More info >>
New York Times Magazine features an article that
asks if China
can create schools that foster openness, flexibility and innovation?
And what happens to China
if it does?
PROPERTY RIGHTS, PORNOGRAPHY, AND PETROL
Danwei and Peering
Into The Interior have some wonderful coverage and
commentary on the coolest
nail house in history. The plight of this particular dingzihu is
being chronicled on the popular video sharing site, Youqu, and has rallied
some internet fans to create spoof
images in support of the owner. Danwei also
discusses how the Japanese version of the leading Chinese search
engine, Baidu, is perhaps being appropriated by Chinese users in the quest
for pornography. And following
up on our last newsletter's sustainability topic, it appears
that there may be a niche market developing in China
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