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HKU International Summer Program in Architecture – Design Education China
11 Apr 2013
HKU International Summer Program in Architecture
University of Hong Kong
Cities in Asia: Studio SHA-HKG-SIN
Faculty of Architecture University of Hong Kong Event
International Summer Program in Architecture
SHA: Jul 5-18 2013
HKG: Jul 19-26 2013
SIN: Jul 27-Aug 2 2013
Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong News
Studio SHA-HKG-SIN is a three to four-week design and research studio organized by the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture in the cities of Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Taught by a diverse group of faculty members from the University of Hong Kong, and speakers from internationally renowned universities and independent research groups, the course offers participants a design studio experience within Asia’s most vibrant contexts.
The International Summer Program in Architecture positions Hong Kong as a launch pad to other Asian cities, linking strategically with the cities of Shanghai and Singapore. This summer program has the benefit of tapping into the vast wealth of expertise from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Future Cities Lab and Asian Urban Lab.
A number of the urban sites and studies designed for this program will be linked to ongoing research undertaken by design studios at the ETH, NUS, SUTD and MIT. Since its inception in 2008, HKU academic programs in Shanghai have benefitted from exchanges and joint studios with leading universities such as Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, NYU, AA, ETH and EPFL, as well as regional universities such as Tongji, China Academy of Art, Tianjin and others.
Through this course, participants will focus on different architecture and building types that have emerged from the current state of rapid urbanization. These urban building types are unique in the way they resist and subvert, or become mutated or subsumed by the prevailing urban conditions of Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. The design and research studio would be based on the examination and re-invention of a number of these building types.
Participants will have the benefit of visiting numerous cities under-going massive change, exploring broad-ranging issues such as identity, migration, cultural production, colonialism, nationalism and globalization through topics in architecture and urban history and theory. This program will include study trips to the cities of Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou and Shenzhen. In support of the design and research studio, a regular lecture and seminar program will further enrich the participants’ knowledge in these fields.
Cities in Asia: Studio SHA-HKG-SIN – International Summer Program in Architecture information from Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong
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