Li Xiangning // Building Shanghai: Transformation of a Modern City

Tonight we had the pleasure of hosting Li Xiangning, as part of the IAAC Spring Lecture Series 2015, discussing the transformation of Shanghai’s modern city, towards building its current contemporary configuration.

Li Xiangning is full professor in history, theory and criticism at Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is also Assistant Dean and Director of International Programs, and guest editor of Time + Architecture, a leading architectural magazines in China. He has published widely on contemporary architecture and urbanism in China and he was a visiting scholar at MIT. In 2009 Li Xiangning was the UFI fellow at MAK Center of Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and Erasmus Mundus visiting professor at TU Darmstadt. He has lectured in universities and institutes including Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Southern California, and Canadian Center for Architecture. He was appointed as director for Shanghai Contemporary Architecture Culture Center (Museum) in 2010 and has recently been co-curator of the 2013 Shenzhen Biennale.

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