4 Oct 2017, by LiesbethRhijnsburger
starts on 6 Oct 2017,
ends on 11 Oct 2017
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In his lectures, Daan Roggeveen questions and investigates the current condition of the (Chinese) megacity and its shift from prosperity to progress. Connecting theory with practice, the architect reveals a new understanding of the 21st century urban condition. Starting in Shanghai, Roggeveen describes a transformation towards a post-colonial urban condition in which Chinese urbanism will impact cities globally.
With contributions by architects, academics, artists and activists, 'Progress & Prosperity', edited by Daan Roggeveen, is a powerful and timely book which questions, investigates and reveals the current condition of the (Chinese) megacity and its shift from prosperity to progress.
The Chinese metropolis has developed into the world’s most successful urban scheme. Combining bottom-up energy with top-down force, it pushes cities and their inhabitants towards progress, fast-forward.
China’s megacities are efficient, with well-functioning infrastructures, top-notch public transport, proper housing, steady economic growth, a low crime rate, an attractive climate for foreign investors, and a glitzy skyline to boot.
With contributions by Esther da Costa Meyer (Princeton), Ying Zhou (University of Hong Kong), Steven Y.N. Chen (Harvard/SHL), Adrian Blackwell (University of Waterloo), David Gianotten (OMA), Justin D. Stern (Harvard), Jonathan Woetzel (McKinsey), Max Cohen de Lara & David Mulder van der Vegt (XML), Jeffrey Johnson (UK/CoD), Liu Yuyang (ALYA), Ou Ning (Columbia), Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski (WAI Thinktank), Frances Arnold and Eric Tabuchi.
MORE Architecture is a multidisciplinary firm founded by Daan Roggeveen and Robert Chen. Based in Shanghai and Amsterdam, MORE strives to create contemporary notions of collectivity in the projects they work on globally. MORE recently finished mixed-use building Jiaxing Island (with AIM Architecture), contemporary art gallery BANK in Shanghai and the headquarters for MINTH Group. Current projects include a canal house in Amsterdam, a boutique hotel in the mountains of Anji (both under construction) and an urban plan in Accra, Ghana (with OKRA, MLA+, FABRIC and MIXST).
in the spotlight
May 15, 2018
From 15 to 18 May the Iconic Houses Conference will take place in Norwalk, CT.
Feb 2, 2018
On February 3 "The Red Turtle" will be screened at FIAF with an introduction by the maker.
Nov 7, 2017
Li Edelkoort will give several Trend Seminars in 2018
Jan 23, 2018
On January 23, the film "Riphagen: The Untouchable" will be screened at the Jewish Cinema Mississippi Film Festival in Madison, MS.