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Towards a Critical Pragmatism: Contemporary Architecture in China
September 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This discussion marks the opening of the exhibition Towards a Critical Pragmatism: Contemporary Architecture in China, in the main gallery of Gund Hall at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. With the aim of encouraging further conversation about the present and future state of China’s architecture culture, the exhibition highlights several buildings in five thematic categories—cultural, regeneration, digital, rural, and residential—and showcases the architects’’ commitment to conceptual criticality and quality of production. Curator Xiangning Li, visiting professor of architecture (spring 2016), will discuss the exhibition and the current situation with Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory; Jing Liu, exhibition designer and principal of SO-IL; and Antoine Picon, G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology.