Typological Drift: Emerging Cities in China (January 2022)


Esther Lorenz is contributing a chapter on “Architectural Research and Design in Hong Kong Through the Creative Use of Film“ to the forthcoming book Watch This Space: Exploring Cinematic Intersections Between the Body, Architecture and the City, edited by Howard Griffin and Maciej Stasiowski and published by Intellect.

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“Anonymity in Jianghu: Hong Kong’s Public Space in Times of Crisis” by Esther Lorenz is published in the double issue of Architecture Philosophy, Vol. 6 No. 1/2 (2023), edited by André Patrão, Hans Teerds, and Christoph Baumberger 

Shiqiao Li co-edited the most recent special issue of Theory Culture Society Journal, Against Ontology: Chinese Thought and Francois Jullien, together with Scott Lash (September 2023)

Recent Publications:

“The Return of the Literati” by Shiqiao Li, in: Atelier Deshaus 2001-2020 (Book released : January 2023)

Shiqiao Li contributed two chapters to the Routledge Handbook of Chinese Architecture: Social Production of Buildings and Spaces in History, edited by  Jianfei Zhu , Chen Wei, and Li Hua: “Figuration: Writing, Memory, and Cities in Chinese Culture“ and “The State Function of Architecture.”   (Book released : November 2022)

Peter G. Rowe and Shiqiao Li in conversation on “Post-West Globalization,”  Harvard Design Magazine S/S 22, 50: Today’s Global

See complete selection of publications.

Past Exhibitions:
Emerging Typologies in the City Region, 2016

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Episode 40 of the Unfrozen podcast on architecture and urbanism. Shiqiao Li in conversation with host Daniel Safarik on Typological Drift: Emerging Cities in China.

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Recent Presentations: 

Esther Lorenz spoke about “The Augmented Kinesthetic City: Embodied Experience of Hong Kong’s Urban Morphology” at the 2024 EURAU Conference In-Presence/the Body and the Space, at the Politecnico Milano, 19-22 June 2024 

Shiqiao Li participated as a speaker and panelist in the roundtable on “Architectural Histories after the Global Turn” at the 2024 EAHN Biennial Conference in Athens,  19-23 June 2024. 

Shiqiao Li delivered a talk on “Generative or Biological: Models of Architecture”, ADF 2023 Doctoral Consortium, Theory of Digital Design in Architecture, Tongji University, 18 June 2023

Shiqiao Li and Liu Yichun lecturing on and discussing Chinese architecture and literati culture.  Harvard CAM Lab, 22 April 2023

Shiqiao Li lectured on “Constructing a Ming Maritime Infrastructural State” at The City College of New York, 9 February 2023

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Shiqiao Li and Esther Lorenz  were invited speakers at the conference Terramorphosis: The Intentionality of Matter, convened by Scott Lash, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, 10 October 2022

Lecture series by Shiqiao Li at the DigitalFUTURES 2022 Doctoral Consortium,  Tongji University, June 2022

Typological Drift: Emerging Cities in China, book presentation and discussion (online)
Saturday, May 7, 2022 8am ET, Penn Wharton China Center, Pennsylvania University

See selected list of past presentations. 

Recent Events:

AUC Inaugural Workshops
Friday, February 18 – Saturday, February 19, 2022
Rotunda Dome Room, University of Virginia

Book Launch
Typological Drift: Emerging Cities in China

Friday, February 18, 2022, 5pm ET
Naug, Campell Hall, School of Architecture, University of Virginia

See complete schedule of AUC Events.