‘PLACING’ CULTURE IN URBAN CHINA: TOWARDS A TRANSDISCIPLINARY DIALOGUE UCL Urban Lab – 2nd July 2015 Room G07, Pearson Building
On Thursday 2nd July, Nadia Bertolino will give a talk along with Dr Ioanni Delsante (University of Huddersfield) about the role of the creative industry to re-activate urban spaces, with a special focus on the contemporary Chinese experiences of spatial transformations for artistic purposes.
The seminar is organised by the UCL Urban Lab and it seeks to initiate a dialogue concerning the reflexive relationship between culture and place in China from multiple disciplinary perspectives.
Nadia and Ioanni will introduce an overview of some relevant case-studies of creative districts in Shaghai and Beijing, characterised by different spatial conditions. They will showcase Tianzifang and 1933 Abbatoir as best practice of architectural and urban “recycle” through the delivery of a complex programme. The M50 in Shanghai and 798 in Beijing will be mentioned as samples of a different approach, mainly based on the urban transformation through the balance of existing and new spaces dedicated to creative purposes.