DECODING ASIAN URBANISM

An advanced way of thinking and visioning our cities, the symposium at the Harvard East Asian Center in October 2016, opens as an exhibition at the A+D Museum in Spring 2018.

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Urban development in Asia is breathtaking; indeed it takes the breath away, as hundreds of millions of new dwellers embrace the cities. deCoding Asian Urbanism examines this exponential growth, examines its impact on western cities and explores innovative urban interventions that are effectively transforming the spatial and operational landscape of the complex Asian city. The project focuses on efforts that strategically embrace the rapid growth, and the cultural and physical complexity of the built environment in Asia. While the scale and pace of 21st-century urbanization is staggering and unprecedented, new urban development in Asia alone in the next two decades will likely exceed the urban growth worldwide of the last two hundred years. Although Asian cities have drawn on their history and regional culture in the past, this critical assimilation has been vastly superseded by the sheer velocity of urban growth inspired by external models today. deCoding Asian Urbanism focuses  instead on those critical interventions that go beyond globalization to achieve a substantive systemic innovation in the Asian City. The project organizes and presents transformational projects that revitalize, renew and transform the complex urban environment and illustrates the key principles of their interventions.

The project evolves from an exhibition at the A+D Architecture +Design Museum>Los Angeles, curated by Kenneth Frampton, Ken Yeang and Farooq Ameen; and is designed by Kulapat Yantrasast and Bob Dornberger at wHY Architecture.

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The symposium on DeCoding Asian Urbanism explores the current discourse and creation of innovative architecture and urban interventions that are effectively transforming the spatial and operational landscape of the complex Asian city. The focus is to highlight efforts that strategically embrace the rapid growth and the cultural and physical complexity of the built environment in Asia. The symposium builds on an exhibition at the A+D Architecture +Design Museum>Los Angeles, curated by Kenneth Frampton, Ken Yeang and Farooq Ameen. The comprehensive effort including the exhibition, this symposium and accompanying publication stimulates a dialogue between designers, policy makers and public officials who are shaping the Asian city today.

Cosponsored with the Bengal Foundation and the A+D Museum, Los Angeles

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