Counterpart Cities – Climate Change and Cooperative Action in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Counterpart Cities – Climate Change and Cooperative Action in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Working under a grant from the Hong Kong Government’s Environmental Conservation Fund, Assistant Professors Jonathan Solomon and Dorothy Tang are curating the exhibition Counterpart Cities for the Shenzhen Biennale in December 2011 and a traveling exhibit in Hong Kong in 2012. Intended to raise awareness locally and internationally of the challenges and opportunities that climate change and human intervention will bring to the already unique ecology of the Hong Kong and Shenzhen region, Counterpart Cities brings together six designers from both cities to lead multidisciplinary teams to research challenges and propose solutions to systemic changes in the freshwater infrastructure, shore ecology, and port systems of the two cities. Arup Hong Kong is a Research Partner on the project. Participating designers from the Faculty of Architecture include Assistant Professor Stefan Al from the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Assistant Professor Vincci Mak from the Division of Landscape Architecture, and Associate Professor Tom Verebes from the Department of Architecture.

Counterpart Cities design workshop kickoff at Arup Hong Kong:

You might also note our two public reviews and the opening date. We’ll have jurors for the reviews confirmed shortly:

Counterpart Cities Workshop Mid-Review: 17 Sep 10am-5pm. Node Office, Shenzhen

Counterpart Cities Workshop Final Review: 05 Oct 10am-5pm. Room KB318, HKU

Counterpart Cities Exhibit Opening: 08 Dec. Shenzhen Biennale, Shenzhen