The Fall 2018 Public Lecture Series of HKU Architecture with a roster of events highlighting the theme “Agendas for the South”. Through the register of building and discursive positioning of the invited architects, the lectures present particular readings of the programs for architecture and the concept of the South, taking into account the nuanced and diverse sociocultural, geographical, and political contexts.
Gediminas Urbonas, Director of MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, will visit on October 5 for a lecture on “Swamps and the New Imagination“.
Zhu Xiaofeng 祝曉峰 of Scenic Architecture Office from Shanghai will share with us his explorations through recent works around Jiangnan region on October 12. Lecture title: The Renaissance of Settlement and Type-form: An Architectural Reply to the Present Age
Young Alumni Forum I: By inviting emerging architects graduated from HKU Architecture to share their practice with us on Saturday, October 27, we will launch our first Young Alumni Forum joined by our faculty and alumni.
Rocco Yim 嚴迅奇 of Rocco Design Architects, alumni and one of the most internationally renown architect from HK will deliver his public lecture in HKU on Friday, November 2, as the first speaker for the newly established Andrew KF Lee Lectureship.
Dong Gong 董功 of Vector Architects from Beijing will visit HKU on November 8, to discuss current projects and their recent contribution to the Venice Biennale.
Yung Ho Chang 張永和 of FCJZ and former Chair of Architecture at MIT, will launch the series of “Six Reflections on Architecture” with HKU Architecture. His first two discussions on “Modern” and “Perspective” will be held on the evening of November 12 and 13.
Angelo Bucci of SPBR in Sao Paulo will deliver a lecture on his work, including his recent publication with GA Document, on Friday, November 16. He will also be lecturing in our Shanghai Study Centre on Monday, November 20.
Iñaki Ábalos and Renata Sentkiewicz of Ábalos+Sentkiewicz, Chair Professor at ETSAM, Design Critic and former Architecture Chair of Harvard Graduate School of Design, will discuss their recent work on December 10, focusing on “Material Culture and Design Techniques”.