Welcome to people's architecture
July update! In this issue we will give you an overview on select
activities, exhibitions, and contemporary events in China, as well as
related people's architecture activities. For further
information please contact us.
__________________________________ PEOPLE'S EXHIBITIONS
ASIA BRICK BY BRICK
Guangzhou Exhibition has successfully finished! With the support of
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts students, the TEACH THROUGH PLAY
education program was a complete hit. Please visit the following link
for more information and images.
For the upcoming Shanghai TEACH THROUGH PLAY education program, people's architecture will be working with
students from Tongji University.
_____________________________________ CHINA EXHIBITIONS
GET IT LOUDER 2007
GUANGZHOU | SHANGHAI | BEIJING
this month at the Daning Life Hub in Shanghai. More info >>
ARCHITECTURE DEBUT EXHIBITION
last month at the Grandview Mall in Guangzhou to great reviews and a
flurry of mobile phone snapshots! Check out what some of the local
blogs are saying here [CN], here [CN], here [EN], and here [CN]. Be
sure to visit the re-installation of TIME TO SHOP this month in
Shanghai as part of GIL at the Daning Life Hub. More info >>
____________________________________ CHINA CONFERENCE
CHINA PLANNING NETWORK
1ST URBAN TRANSPORTATION CONGRESS
AUGUST 2 - 4, 2007
CPN Urban Transportation Congress will be the highest profile
conference ever held in China on urban transportation development. The
three day Congress will feature over 100 presentations in the plenary
conference and 12 parallel sessions, and will welcome 1200~1500
participants, including academic scholars and students from
universities and research institutes; government officials from the
China Ministry of Communication, China Ministry of Construction, and
National Development and Reform Commission; mayors, transportation
directors and planning directors from major Chinese cities; and
transportation professionals from private industries. More info >>
_______________________________________ CHINA CURRENT
DOCUMENTA 12 | AI WEIWEI | FAIRYTALE
Following up on last months announcement of Ai Weiwei's exhibit at
Kassel Documenta 12, Bloomberg.com provides this glowing article.
SEA-CROSSING BRIDGE COMPLETED
On June 26,
China completed construction on the worlds longest sea-crossing bridge,
a 36 kilometer long road link across the East China Sea. Costing about
USD $1.5 billion, the Hangzhou Bay Bridge is built to withstand
typhoons and shifting soil conditions. The concrete and steel bridge
took 3 years to complete and was one of China's most challenging
construction projects. More info >>
CHINA REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND PRODUCTS EXPO
suit show is scheduled to be held at the upcoming expo, debuting on
Wednesday, July 18th at Beijing's Exhibition Center. The show is the
first ever such fashion show by China's largest condom manufacturer,
Guilin Latex Factory, and will feature wedding gowns, evening dresses,
bikinis, and other garments made of condoms. More info and photos can
be found here and here.
____________________________________ SUSTAINABLE CHINA
ECO-PROTECTION IN TIBET
Times of India features an article on China's plan to invest 20 billion
yuan [USD 2.63 billion] to protect the fragile ecosystem of the Tibetan
plateau. To address the alarming rate of glacier shrinkage in the
region, the plan includes the construction of a natural reserve,
protection of natural forests, restoration of grassland and pasture,
harnessing and prevention of desertificaton, and protection from
geological disasters. More info >>
CHINA'S "SOLAR CITY"?
hot water heaters become ubiquitous throughout the greater Chinese
roofscape, it is stated that mainland China is now home to as many as
60 percent of the worlds solar hot water heating capacity, with the
total installed capacity of the heaters in China estimated at 30
million households. While a national adoption of the technology is
occuring at the level of the occupant with solar hot water heaters
increasingly viewed as a standard appliance for urban apartment
dwellers, the city of Kunming is emerging as China's premier
"Solar City" with more than half of the city's 4.7 million
inhabitants using the technology. Worldwatch Institute provides more info.
__________________________________________ CHINA BLOGS
NO MORE WORDS
reports on Shanghai's war on Chinglish street signs
in preparation of the World Expo in 2010. In other news, in people's architecture May update we introduced
you to China Development Brief. Hope you didn't grow too attached to
this blog, as it has apparently been shut down- Danwei has more information. On
a positive note, an incarnation of TV dinners may be
coming to a Shanghai supermarket near you.
In case you
are having difficulty with the loss of China Development Brief, we'd
like to introduce you to China Watch, a joint
initiative of the Worldwatch Institute and Beijing-based Global
Environmental Institute. China Watch reports on energy, agriculture,
population, water, health, and the environment in China- with an
emphasis on the big-picture analysis relevant to policy makers, the
business community, and non-governmental organizations. Recent posts
include China's adoption of strict water pollution measures,
and the 2008 Beijing Olympics as the first "Green Olympics".
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