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CHINA FORUM: THE BRIDGE OF A NATION AND ITS REVITALISATION

Wednesday 5 September 2018 | 19.00 | Screening Room, South Wing

£12.00 /£10.00 concession

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This forum will explore the collective memory of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, recent developments in heritage conservation, as well as contemporary efforts to reclaim it as a public place.

 The Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, built in 1968, was China’s first major design and engineering project, completed without foreign assistance, and the iconic double-decked structure is now recognised as a national cultural monument. 

Professor Andong LU, initiator of the unique Memory Project of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, will chair a panel of experts discussing key issues in designing for heritage conservation, tourism, place-making and the evolution of public space in China.   

Invited speakers include the initiator of the memory project, conservation engineer and interior designer for the renovation project, and a leading practitioner in place-making in China.

BIOGRAPHIES

Qing Chun, Associate Professor at Southeast University, director of conservation of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge.

Xin Jin, Principal Architect of FANAF, interior designer for the renovation of the towers of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge.

Hui Wang, Joint-founder of URBANUS, leading practice in place-making in China since 1999 and the practice that designed the China Pavilion at the 2016 London Design Biennale.

Andong Lu [China], Professor at Nanjing University, initiator of the Memory Project of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge and curator of the China pavilion.