Wuhan Events

COLLECTIVE FORMS IN CHINA | 中国集体形制

Organisers | 组织单位

Royal College of Art (RCA) | 英国皇家艺术学院

Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST) | 华中科技大学

New Architecture (NA) | 新建筑杂志社


SYMPOSIUM  |  研讨会

Date:  Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Time:  9:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:00
Venue:  Room 110, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, HUST

This symposium discusses how social projects, spaces and realities shape three contexts critical to understanding urban design and planning in China: changes in government and governance; the history of collective spatial development in relationship to current community developments; and socio-spatial changes in urban and rural developments. The event will be an exchange of urban research on how a national collectivisation in the 1950s created rural people’s commune and urban danwei systems and how this important heritage of Chinese modernity laid the foundations to today’s urban problems and predominance of neighbourhood-scale communal developments. Their socio-spatial design, despite extensive policy reforms since 1978, continue to control access to public infrastructures and services, but also created resilient governance and new community-building models. The symposium further aims to discuss a new interdisciplinary approach to urban design in China that offers alternatives to Western-centric theory and practice and insights into global challenges of community-led developments.

会议旨在探讨社会项目、空间和现实如何对理解中国城市设计与规划的三个重要语境(治理与管理的变化,集体形制的历史演变与当代社区发展的关系,以及城乡发展中社会与空间的变化)进行塑造。本次活动是两项相关研究的交流:1950年代国家集体化如何创造了农村人民公社与城市单位体系;以及这项中国现代性的重要遗产如何为今天的城市问题和以社区尺度为主导的发展模式打下了基础。尽管自1978年以来的国家政策已经历了广泛改革,但这些集体形制的社会空间设计仍然继续主导着享有公共基础设施和服务的权限,同时也创造了有弹性的治理方式和新的社区建设模式。在此基础之上,会议将进一步探讨中国城市设计新型跨学科方向,以提供与西方中心理论和实践不同的方式,从而为全球社区发展面临的挑战提供有价值的知识。

Programme  |  会议日程

Morning Session  |  上半场

  • 09:00–09:10 Welcome by Tan Gangyi (Professor and Vice Dean, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, HUST)
  • 09:10–10:00 Collective Forms in China |中国集体形制Sam Jacoby (Research Leader of School of Architecture, RCA) and Cheng Jingru | 程婧如 (Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Architecture, RCA)
  • 10:00-10:30 A New Danwei Model | 新单位主义与城市生活圈规划, Chai Yanwei | 柴彦威 (Professor, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University)
  • 10:30-11:00 The Danwei System’s Composition and its Spatial Effects | 单位制度的构成及其空间效应, Liu Tianbao | 刘天宝 (Associate Professor, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Liaoning Normal University)
  • 11:00-11:30 Spatial Prototypes of China’s Danwei System: An Exploratory Perspective | 中国单位制度空间范型的探索性分析, Xiao Zuopeng | 肖作鹏 (Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen)
  • 11:30-12:00 The Numerically Coded Danwei and its Formal Interpretation | 用数字代码命名的单位及其形态解读, Tan Gangyi | 谭刚毅 (Professor and Vice Dean, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, HUST)
  • 12:00-12:30 Discussion 
  • 12:30–14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session  |  下半场

  • 14:00-14:30 Urban Design Practice and Rethinking the Renewal of Old Neighbourhoods in Wuhan | 武汉城市设计实践历程及老社区改造思考, He Honghu | 何鸿鹄 (Principal Engineer, Wuhan New DistrictBranch, Wuhan Planning and Design Institute)
  • 14:30-15:00 The Formation and Transformation of the Community Governance System | 社区治理体制的形成与演变, Wang Defu | 王德福 (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Wuhan University)
  • 15:00-15:30 The Return of the City and the Rethinking of Residents’ Autonomy | “找回”城市与“袪魅” 的居民自治, Zhang Xuelin | 张雪霖 (Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Wuhan University)
  • 15:30-16:00 The Myth of Un-gated Neighbourhood: The Space and History of Gubei Community | 开放街区之谜——古北新城的空间与历史, Tan Zheng | 谭峥 (Assistant Professor, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University)
  • 16:00-16:30 The Practice of Community Design and Empowerment in Mainland China | 社区营造的中国大陆实践 , Wu Nan | 吴楠 (Founder, Bamboo Community Mutual Association, Nanjing)
  • 16:30-17:30 Concluding discussion

WORKSHOP  |  工作坊

Date:   Wednesday 4th July 2018
Time:   9:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00
Venue: Room 110,School of Architecture and Urban Planning, HUST

China’s communal development represents an important contemporary case of the interrelationships between governance, built environment and social transformation, and offers insights into new social relationships and social networks of care needed for intergenerational and sustainable future communities with equitable access to public infrastructures and services. These are important considerations to rethink interdisciplinary approaches to urban design and urban studies.

中国的社区发展是当代关注治理、建成环境和社会转型之间相互关系的重要案例。能够平等享用公共基础设施与服务的未来跨代际和可持续发展的社区,需要新型的社会关系与社会关怀/照顾网络。而中国的社区发展为相关议题提供了有价值的知识。这些内容都是重新审视跨学科城市设计与城市研究的重要方向。

Main Case Study: Wisdom City Community, Guanshan Sud-district, Wuhan  |  主要案例:武汉关山智慧城社区

Programme  |  工作坊日程

09:00–10:00 Briefing by Zhang Xuelin and Wang Defu10:00–12:00 Site visit (Wisdom City Community) and meeting with community leaders (led by Zhang Xuelin, Wang Defu, Tan Gangyi and community leaders) | 场地调研:智慧城社区

12:00–14:00 Lunch

14:00–17:00 Workshop: How can we better understand urban studies and urban design as an interdisciplinary practice and how can this practice contribute to social and spatial policy considerations–the case of the Wisdom City Community? | 讨论议题:我们如何更好地从跨学科实践的角度理解城市研究和城市设计?这项实践如何对社会政策与空间政策的考量产生影响?

17:00–18:00 Concluding Roundtable


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