Future of the Museum in China - Research Team with Artist/Activist Ai Weiwei
The 2013 China Megacities Lab Summer Workshops kick off in Beijing. The wokshops will run from July 24 - August 3, 2013. The Future of the Museum in China Workshop in collaboration with Studio Pei-Zhu will continue to develop research conducted over the past year on the state of the museum building boom in China. Reframe: Public Spaces for New Gonghua City is a joint workshop with Central Academy of Fine Arts and Urbanus that will focus on defining criteria for public space in a new urban development northwest of Beijing.
Photo from powerstationofart.org
China Megacities Lab's research on the Future of the Museum in China is currently exhibited at the Powerstation of Art, in Shanghai, as part of the exhibition "Spectacle," curated by ZHANG Ming, BU Bing, ZHANG Jiajing.
5th Urbanism\Architecture Bi-City Biennale*Shenzhen
Jeffrey Johnson was selected as co-academic director of the 5th Urbanism\Architecture Bi-City Biennale*Shenzhen (UABB*SZ). For the first time, the biennale will be delivered by two curatorial teams, consisting of Team Ole Bouman and Team Li Xiangning + Jeffrey Johnson. The UABB*SZ is schedule for December 2013.
Jeffrey Johnson deliverd a lecture at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) on January 31. The lecture, "Future City: China," was part of a series of lectures at SCAD focused on the city.
Jeffrey Johnson presented some of the Lab's ongoing research on Megablock Urbanism at Harvard's GSD on November 19.