Films as Mapping: the Intermediaries in Urbanscape
Mar 14, 2015 Saturday 19:30 - 21:00
2F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road)
A fully unfolding urban map is intricately knitted together with individual experiences. Taking several classic films as example, the lecture will look at films, products of pop culture industry, and their way of perception as a medium of mapping to illustrate the possibility that we can change the urban conditions with today’s technical level.
Wang Jiahao, born in 1975, is an architectural critic, an art critic and an architectural experimenter. He majored in architecture at Architecture and Urban Planning Collage of Tongji University and afterwards obtained a master’s degree from China Academy of Art. He engages in architectural design, urban studies and art creation. He discusses about the urbanization under the pressure of global spectacle and capital and the shifts of social development patterns under such circumstances, and he also criticizes the knowledge system of “architects”-- the main creators and the social production mechanism. He has been following the trends of modern architecture and modern architectural ideas. His papers have been published in many art and architecture magazines. In recent decade, he has been organizing exhibitions, forums and programs that straddle architecture, city and art. His own works have been displayed in both domestic and international contemporary art exhibitions and biennales. Currently, he is in charge of the historical study of Bauhaus situation and its contemporary conditions. He is also the producer and chief editor of a book series called Beyond Architecture and Urban（BAU）.
Free admission, reservation is required.