Public Lecture Series

Margaret Crawford

Margaret Crawford
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lecture Title:
Art+Village+City in the Pearl River Delta
Room 419, Knowles Building, Pokfulam Road, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Margaret Crawford

About the Speaker

Margaret Crawford is Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley, teaching courses in the history and theory of architecture, urbanism and urban history and studios focusing on small scale urbanity.

Her research focuses on the evolution, uses and meanings of urban space. Her book, Building the Workingman’s Paradise: The Design of American Company Towns, examines the rise and fall of professionally designed industrial environments. She edited The Car and the City: The Automobile, the Built Environment and Daily Urban Life and Everyday Urbanism, and has published numerous articles on shopping malls, public space, and other issues in the American built environment. Her recent work has investigated the rapid physical and social changes in China’s Pearl River Delta. Prior to coming to Berkeley, Crawford was Professor of Urban Design and Planning Theory at the Harvard GSD and, before that, Chair of the History, Theory and Humanities program at the Southern California Institute for Architecture. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship, two Fulbright Fellowships to Hong Kong, Quadrant Fellowship, James Marsden Fitch Foundation grant, and Graham Foundation grants.

Lecture Synopsis

A group of UC Berkeley students and faculty investigated the connections between Art+Village+City in the Pearl
River Delta
Two schools
Two professors
Twelve graduate students
Eight disciplines
Eight departments
Nine degree programs
Six nationalities

the Region: Pearl River Delta
the Cities: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen
the Catalysts: urban villages
the Claims: art and creativity

****All interested are welcome****