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Li Xiaodong: A Reflexive Regionalist Approach to Practice

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Lecture Theatre 1110, Abercrombie Buiding

Corner Abercrombie Street and Codrington Street

University of Sydney, NSW 2006

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Please join the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning and the China Studies Centre for a Wilkinson Centenary Lecture by Li Xiaodong, founder of Li Xiaodong Atelier and Professor of Architecture at Tsinghua University.

In this talk, award-winning architect Li Xiaodong will reflect on his recent projects in China, which he describes as “reflexive regionalist architecture”.

For Xiaodong, reflexivity is the establishment of an objective understanding through dialogue. It is in this mode of thinking that he calls forth an understanding of the “regional” as the comprehensive, dynamic and sustainable condition of place, from which social, cultural and environmental solutions can be drawn from. Xiaodong’s design projects are known for being deeply connected with the landscape and local community.
He sees regional architecture as a cultural presence that extends beyond the picturesque and the iconic.

Co-sponsored by the China Studies Centre and Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, this talk will also serve as an associated keynote speech of the 2018 Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference (SAUH-Asia stream).

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Monday 2nd July
6 - 8pm
Lecture Theatre 1110, Abercrombie Building,
Corner Abercrombie Street and Codrington Street

The University of Sydney NSW 2006

Drinks and refreshments: 6pm
Talk commences: 6:30pm

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Li Xiaodong is founder of Li Xiaodong Atelier and Professor of Architecture at Tsinghua University. He holds a PhD in Architecture from Delft University of Technology and taught at the National University of Singapore in 1997-2004.

Li’s design projects, known for being deeply connected with the landscape and local community, have been recognized worldwide and won many prestige awards. Among others, he has won ARASIA Gold Medal (2006), the 2009 AR Emerging Architecture Award, the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the 2012 AIA Honorary Fellowship, the Culture category of WAF (Singapore, 2012), Architecture of Necessity Award (Sweden, 2013), and the inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize of Architecture (Canada, 2014). He also won international awards for teaching including RIBA tutor’s prize (2000) and SARA tutor’s prize (2001).

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