Research as Process:
The Making of the Book Urban Loopholes: Creative Alliances of Spatial Production in Shanghai’s City Center
研究的過程：城中之隙 上海城市中心地帶空间发展中的創意性合作 (2017, Birkhäuser, ISBN 978-3035611045)的製作
Exhibition on the occasion of the Book Launch 新書發佈會展覽介紹
The exhibition for the launch for the book Urban Loopholes: Creative Alliances of Spatial Production in Shanghai’s City Center by Dr. Ying Zhou shows some of the research processes behind the five-year making of the new book. By no means comprehensive, the author shares some of these behind-the-scenes modes of research as she imagines how its fragments may be found in the future.
The exhibition is made up of three parts: On the wall to the left, the exhibition gives a glimpse into the historical research for understanding the evolving urbanism of Shanghai through a selection of archival maps and images that the author has collected in the research process. The center wall shows a selection from more than a dozen notebooks and maps of fieldwork notes and documentation that the author has made during her fieldwork, which she conducted between 2011 and 2015. The wall on the right unpacks the entire book to give an overall composition of the different parts of the book.
The archival maps and images as well as the excerpts from fieldwork have annotations to show where they may appear or not appear in the book. Similarly, the book pages pinned up on the wall are annotated in much the same way when the author was in the process of putting its research together.
這是一個專為周穎博士的新書 城中之隙 上海城市中心帶空間發展中的創意性合作 發佈會的展覽，簡略地介紹了這本新書背後五年的研究過程。雖然不可能完整，作者在這裡同大家一起分享一些研究過程中的幕後資料，很難想像，在將來的某一天這些展品也許會像被發掘出來的文物一樣。
展覽包括三個部分。左面牆上展示了作者研究過程中為了解上海城市演進所做歷史研究時的一小部分收集的檔案圖片和地圖。 中間部分是作者在2011到2015年之間進行調研時的大量記錄和地圖中的一小部分。  右側牆上是這本書分拆開來以後，按章節排列的所有的頁面，可以一目瞭然全書各部分的內容和組成。  這些檔案資料以及調研摘錄上面都加了注釋來說明它們在書裡的位置，同樣的，貼在牆上的書頁上也加有注釋，就像作者在寫作時把研究結果組合在一起時的步驟過程。
Author Biography 作者介紹
Dr. Ying Zhou is currently assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong (HKU)’s Department of Architecture. Her research interest on the relationship of contemporary urban developments and the growth of cultural industries and new economies in East Asian cities, global linkages and architectural knowledge exchanges developed from her work with the chair of Kees Christiaanse at the Future Cities Lab of the Singapore-ETH Centre and with the chair of Herzog & de Meuron at the ETH Studio Basel. Born in Shanghai, Ying holds a B.S.E. in Architecture and Engineering from Princeton, a M.Arch. from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, a Ph.D. from the ETHZ, and was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Stuttgart. She has practiced and taught in New York, Shanghai, Detroit, Boston, Basel and Hong Kong.