An Amnesic City: An Unusual Interpretation of Shanghai and Its Lilongs (laneways)
Mar 7, 2015 Saturday 19:30 - 21:00
2F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road)
A city is constantly updating itself. To what degree, does today’s Shanghai resemble a metropolis in terms of its landscape? How did Shanghai evolve into a city? Along with the elevation of Shanghai’s skyline, some neighbourhoods were erased quietly from the map. Are they so insignificant that they deserve to be demolished by excavators? Or are they only of historic significance or only valuable only the nostalgic people? What will happen to lilongs in the city? The speakers will share their views on these questions.
Li Yanbo, Class 1 Registered Architect in China, is currently an associate professor at College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University. He obtained a doctor’s degree in architecture from Tongji University and a postdoctoral degree from School of Economics and Management, Tongji University. He focuses on the history of modern and contemporary Shanghai, the update and development of historic neighbourhoods in cities, and the sustainable development of cities’ built up areas. He is also the author of The Significance of Shanghai’s Lilong Residences..
Lu Yongyi, professor at Architecture Department of Tongji University and a tutor of postgraduate candidates, has been studying the history and theories of western architecture, the history and theories of modern and contemporary Chinese architecture as well as the protection and regeneration of historic architecture. He has published several books, including Multi-dimensional Perspectives of Architectural Theories and The Protection and Regeneration of Local Heritage. He is also a co-translator of Sir Banister Fletcher’s: a History of Architecture.
Jeremy CHEVAL (Ma Jieming) ,architect from Shanghai Tongji University Architecture Institute. His doctoral thesis is working on researching the transformation of Shanghai lanes, which also continued his study of Hongkou district. Recently, as the same author, with Christine Esteve, he published Shanghai lanes.
Free admission, reservation is required.