The Design Institute: Building a Transnational History. University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture, 10-11 March 2017.

The Design Institute: Building a Transnational History is a two-day scholarly conference hosted by the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong.

This event will examine the key institutional mechanism for architectural production in the socialist world over the course of much of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Comprised of international scholars in fields such as anthropology, architectural design, architectural and urban history, and government, among others, this event will map, historicize, and theorize the transnational history of the socialist design institute, with a particular emphasis on China. This undertaking involves tracing the institute’s bureaucratic origins in the Soviet Union as well as Eastern Europe, its emergent role in the development of China’s international diplomacy after 1949 throughout the socialist world, and its participation in the economic and political reconfigurations that define post-socialism.

The event will be held March 10-11 in the Knowles Building, KB419.

The conference schedule and the paper topics can be accessed here.

More information on the website Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong.

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