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).
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May 4, 2018
From the 4th until the 8th of May, TEFAF New York Spring will be held at Park Avenue Armory
May 2, 2018
From May 4th until 6th, GRIMM Gallery will be represented at Frieze Art Fair 2018, NYC
Jan 1, 2018
From January 1st until December 31st, Remy Jungerman will be in residence at ISCP
Apr 5, 2018
"Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam by Annemie Wolff" on view from April 5th until June 28th