If landscape architects don’t study “the everyday”, how are they going to design for it?
Landscape architects must understand how ordinary people use and read spaces in their everyday lives before they start making new rules and conditions.
We can see that there are spates of public spaces in Chinese cities. They are enormous, super neat, and friendly ecological, but they are barely used and left empty most of the time. People in China are not lacking of this type of public space. The question is: how do ordinary Chinese people use and read spaces in their everyday lives? Landscape architects in China must understand this before they start making new rules and conditions in public spaces.
Jason is a curator, urbanist and educator. He is the founder of Mapping Workshop China and the director of FEI Arts Museum Guangzhou. He has taught at a large number of universities across the globe, including RMIT University, The University of Hong Kong, Peking University, The University of Pennsylvania etc. Jason has participated in many international exhibitions including Venice Biennale, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism and Shenzhen & Hong Kong Architecture/Urbanism Bi-City Biennale. Jason is currently the adjunct professor at the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University, Melbourne, and also holding a teaching position at the School of Architecture at South China University of Technology, Guangzhou.
Duration: 40-50 mins for lecture and 10-15 mins for Q&A
The lecture will be live-streamed on the following platforms:
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hkulandscape