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Pop-Up Studio X Baitasi
China Workshop Series 2016

On the occasion of “Beijing Design Week: Baitasi Remade”, Studio X will exhibit the research work done during rural and urban summer workshops in 2016. Curated by GSAPP alumni Sirui Zhang, the exhibition and the attached reading kiosk will illustrate alternative housing and planning strategies being investigated through Studio X in China.

From Huangshan to Shenzhen, the rapid urbanization of both populations and places is creating new modes of habitation and urban form. This challenges many planning fundamentals that have been developed over the last century. In researching and engaging these formal and informal processes, Studio X and their partner organizations are building a unique body of research within local institutions.

In the context of Baitasi Remade, the exhibition and events aim to highlight shared commonalities between the previously researched sites and Baitasi. Being consistent with all Studio X endeavors, at the core of the work there are the encouragement of knowledge sharing and the instigation of a dialogue between research, practice and the public.

About Studio-X Beijing
It is an active research platform dedicated to the exchange of ideas and experimental thinking about the future of cities. Its scope extends regionally to include Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai and other cities throughout China and East Asia. It continues to expand its network of collaborators by joining forces with other international institutions and schools of architecture and by engaging Columbia University’s broad network of alumni.

About Shanzhai City (SZC)

It is a social enterprise building data technology solutions for developing regions in China, Southeast Asia, and Global South. Shanzhai City’s expertise, as well as its propriety technology Impact Learning, will be utilized throughout the aforementioned workshop and exhibition, providing technology prototypes, methodologies, and direction.

Studio X Beijing; Shanzhai City, Sans

Columbia University GSAPP – Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Columbia Global Centers East Asia – Beijing (sponsors)

Dr Tat Lam – CEO SZC; Sirui Zhang (curators)

Sept. 23rd – Oct. 7th

The Global School /
Marketplace /
52 Gongmenkou Dongcha

Shanzai City
Sans Practice