UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Book Launch
Date:
20-Oct-2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:
Shanghai Study Centre, No. 298, North Suzhou Road, Hong Kou District
Shanghai, China
Title:
Book Launch
Urban Loopholes: Creative Alliances of Spatial Production in Shanghai’s City Center
Speaker(s):

Book Launch 新書发布会
Urban Loopholes: Creative Alliances of Spatial Production in Shanghai’s City Center
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)

Speaker:
Dr. Ying Zhou [
周穎博士]
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

Discussant:
Darren Zhou
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, HKUSSC, The University of Hong Kong
Principal, SKEW Collaborative, Shanghai

Summary of New Book 新書簡介

Taking cases from the until-now little-analyzed un-demolished remains of city center neighborhoods in Shanghai, the book Urban Loopholes: Creative Alliances of Spatial Production in Shanghai’s City Center by Dr. Ying Zhou will unpack the seemingly anarchic and opportunistic urban spatial production system of the contemporary Chinese city to address what has perplexed Western public as well as scholars alike.

Going behind the scenes in neighborhoods that increasingly appear like trend quarters in the West, it will divulge how the effortless vibe that is experienced today were imagined, constructed, and then scripted. The constellation of actors, from the expanding global network of multilingual cosmopolites to the dialect-speaking local party officials, form the malleable public-private alliances that are producing the newest forms for urban reuse, creative production, consumption, and heritage protection. Under an institutional framework that remains uniquely Chinese, how the ambiguous property rights and the institutional vestiges from planned economy could harbor an entrepreneurial prowess and creative potential that is a remarkable manifestation of globalization in the context of its changing local institutions reveals the logic behind a ‘China Dream.’

https://www.amazon.com/Urban-Loopholes-Alliances-Production-Shanghais/dp/3035611041

以迄今還極少被研討過的那些尚未被拆除的上海中心街區案例,周穎博士的新書《城中之隙-上海城市中心地帶空間發展中的創意性合作》試圖從當代中國城市中看似無序,實為充滿商機的城市空間開發體系入手,來探究許多令西方公眾和學術界弄不太明白的方方面面。

走近上海那些越來越像西方式的時髦街區的背後,這本書會告訴你那些我們今天能體驗到的社區氛圍是怎麼樣被構思、被構造並被描寫出來的。事實上,那些參與其中的人們包括能操用多種外國語的跨國人士所在的還在日益擴大的國際間網絡,以及本地的黨政官員們,他們之間形成了靈活性的、公共的和私人之間的合作,從而為城市的空間更新,創意性生產,開拓消費和文化遺產保護提供了一些全新的形式。本書也提到,在這樣一個仍極具中國特色的制度框架下,在地方制度還尚在轉變的景況下,模糊的產權和帶有計劃經濟烙印的制度是怎麼會造就出足以表現出富含亮眼全球化的商業實力和創意潛力的,與此同時,這裡是不是也揭示出了一種“中國夢”背後的內在邏輯?

 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.

周穎博士目前是香港大學建築系助理教授。她的研究集中在當代城市發展及東亞城市文化產業與新興經濟體,全球聯繫和建築知識交流。她的研究来源于她所曾在的新加坡-瑞士聯邦理工大學未来城市实验室Kees Christiaanse教席及瑞士聯邦理工大學巴塞尔工作室Herzog & de Meuron教席的工作。周穎生於上海,擁有普林斯頓建築與工程學院本科學位,哈佛大學設計研究生院碩士學學位,瑞士聯邦理工大學博士學學位,也曾是在斯图加特大學的富布莱特獎國際訪問學者。她曾在纽约、上海、底特律、波士顿、巴塞尔和香港从事實踐和教学工作。

 

 

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