Docomomo Hong Kong
Seminar: Architecture and Its Discontent: Regeneration or the Art of Retention
DATE: 3/11/2018
We have never built as much as in the past 50 years; architecture has always been about virility, demolition, construction, building, structure, and creation, never about conservation, negotiation, participation and preservation.
Renewal, rebirth, revival, renaissance, rejuvenation and restoration are only a few synonyms of what we need to consider in the wake of emergent crisis ranging from climate change to clash of political systems to never-ending financial speculations.
Europe, America and the West generally are moving toward radicalisation, privatisation as well as a post-modern version of media freedom. Are emerging economical powers the only places where new debates and invention are possible?
Architecture is often a mirror of the society within which it is produced, no wonder it is more and more impotent in the West.
The lecture will attempt to bring back to life ideas of architects, urbanists, writers, educators and thinkers such as Gian Carlo di Carlo, who said, “In reality, architecture has become too important to be left to [only] architects…”;
Through three projects, Professor Nasrine Seraji will attempt to show how landscape, urbanism and architecture can be sensitive to the existing context of a project and how we can use constraints as the main intelligent ingredients for our projects.
In Fundação Rui Cunha website

The seminar, organized by Docomomo Macau and Docomomo Hong Kong, will count with the participation of the Speaker Nasrine Seraji, Professor and Head, Department of Architecture The University of Hong Kong, moderated by Cecilia Chu, President of Docomomo Hong Kong. 
The event will take place at Fundação Rui Cunha auditorium, on the 5th floor, starting from 18h30, November 3 2018, Macao, China. 
Entrance is free but registration is required through email: info.docomomo.macau@gmail.com (provide full name for certificate).

More details: website