Friday, October 3, 2008

Event: Shanghai Transforming Exhibition

Exhibition Opening and Reception
Tuesday, October 14, 5:30-7:30pm

Guest Speaker
Iker Gil
Author, architect and curator

COST: Free
LOCATION: Chicago Architecture Foundation,
224 South Michigan Avenue


In partnership with the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University

Shanghai Transforming explores the vast changes taking place in China’s most populous city. With photos and graphs, the exhibition provides a portrait of a city that offers unprecedented opportunities to architects and urban planners.

In contrast to new construction in the established cities of Europe and America, Shanghai’s new architecture and infrastructure challenges traditional spatial and social relationships. The exhibition asks us to consider the future of China—and of our rapidly urbanizing planet.

Architect and urban planner Iker Gil is curator of the exhibition. Photography is the work of Juan de Dios PĂ©rez.

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