Published: 28/09/2016
Observing contemporary residential buildings in the endless metropolis that is Beijing you can find a certain uniformity; and, only seldom, some surprises. Typologies are always the same: either towers or linear blocks; façades are generally composed of recurring elements with little variations, thus giving a homogeneous image to the city streets.

Chinese New Towns – Open Seminar at BJDW2016

Published: 22/09/2016
52Gongmenkou Dongcha
Beijing (CN)

Sunday, 25 September 2016

ELEMENTS 2: Wéi Qiang (围墙) in Beijing (北京): Fencings in the Chinese City

Published: 30/06/2016
Arriving in Beijing from Europe one of the elements that you immediately notice are barriers.
Walking in the city is a continuous and forced encounter with them: low, medium or high, they always mark every boundary, strongly characterizing the urban landscape, and they soon start to condition your life as a pedestrian in Beijing.

ZHAOQING HISTORIC WALLS - SCTCL partecipation at the conference about restoration

Published: 30/06/2016
It was at OYC Hotel in Zhaoqing, that the Rural and Urban Planning Bureau of the city coordinated a conference to obtain advice and guide lines on the restoration of its historic walls.

DISCOVERY 1: Urban Machine - Compulsory of the Chinese performances

Published: 28/06/2016
" The following post is the first number of "Discovery", the second new column, created inside the SCTCL Blog. The new section includes the stories about the journeys, made by the SCTCL memebers all around China. Starting from the travel narratives, the post highlights some of the main topics, regarding contemporary China's urban transformations.


Published: 08/06/2016
South China Torino Collaboration Lab have curated the exhibition CREATIVITY AS A PROCESS, held in Redtory, one of the most famous creative districts in the City of Guangzhou, from the 3rd to the 6th of June. The exhibition was the results of the two workshop organized by the SCTCL in collaboration with ISA International School of Guangzhou during May 2016.

SCTCL Workshop at the ISA Primary School of Guangzhou: Creativity as a process - Reinventing the city with the children mind

Published: 16/05/2016
Monday, the 16th of May 2016, is the first of four days of primary school's Workshop, that see two members of the SCTCL involved with children in cities exploration and creative making.
The workshop is one of the two activities, grown through a new fruitful collaboration between the South China – Torino Collaboration Lab and the ISA primary school of Guangzhou –

Elements 1: Kong tiao (空调) in Guangzhou (广州): Air conditioning and the Chinese city.

Published: 06/05/2016
" The following post is the first number of "Elements", a new column, curated inside the SCTCL Blog. The new section, has got the objective to telling stories and information about the Chinese City, starting from some descriptions and critic overviews about quite banal elements that are very common in the cities taken in consideration.”

New Headquarters South China-Torino Collaboration Lab in Guangzhou and Torino

Published: 04/05/2016
Saturday 16/04/23 at 9.30 a.m., local time in Guangzhou (China).
The Chair of University Council of SCUT (South China University of Technology), Du Xiaoming and the Rector of Polito (Politecnico di Torino), Marco Gilli, are shacking their hands in front of a delegation of various professors, researcher and institutional profiles.

Wandering in Guangzhou: keep apart prejudices in the unfolding of urban life

Published: 02/03/2016
“C’est peut-etre là le secret: faire exister, non pas juger. S’il est si dégoutant de juger, ce n’est pas parce que tout se vaut, mais au contraire parce que tout ce qui vaut ne peut se faire et se distinguer qu’en défiant le jugement” (G. Deleuze, 1993).

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