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Look/17: Cities of the Future
- Wed, 26 Apr 2017
- 6.00 PM - 8.00 PM
- Tickets: £5/£4
As part of LOOK 17: Cities of the Future Dr Fei Chen (University of Liverpool Architecture Department) and Dr Paul Jones (Bluecoat's Socioloigist-in-Residence) discuss recent developments in evolution of cities in China and Hong Kong, comparing and contrasting with urban developments in Liverpool. They will each present their ideas and perspectives followed by an in conversation chaired by Bluecoat's Head of Programme Marie-Anne McQuay.
To find out more about Dr Paul Jone's residency please click here.
This event is part of LOOK/17 (Liverpool International Photography Festival)
Paul Jones's talk is entitled "All the Hands Have Not Yet Been Played" (Or: Visualising Urban Regeneration in Liverpool).
Reflecting on the visual character of regeneration narratives in Liverpool, and the processes of investment and divestment that continue to shape the form of cities in China and the UK more generally, this paper will draw attention to the ways in which photography and digital modelling become mobilised in the context of creations of urban pasts and future.
Fei Chen's talk is entitled "The 'visual effect' of Chinese urban design". In the talk, she will introduce the design process of two projects both in Nanjing, one completed in 2016 and the other in 2005. She is interested in the production of urban images in contemporary China and the symbolic role they play the purposes of commodification, place-branding and celebration of political achievement.