2009 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture

Weds 28 and Thurs 29 October 2009 6.30pm

  • Arne Quinze Studio
  • Commercial Battle, feld72
  • Bjarke Ingels and Didier Fiuiza Faustino. Courtesy Daniel Hewitt.
  • Beatrice Galilee and Ou Ning. Courtesy Daniel Hewitt.
  • The City as Playground panel. Courtesy Daniel Hewitt.
  • feld72. Courtesy Daniel Hewitt.
  • Kieran Long, feld72 and Aberrant Architecture, discuss how to subvert an architecture biennale

Opening in December, the 2009 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture: City Mobilization will investigate the possibility of bottom-up mobilization and the organization of social life, taking its context from China's contemporary urbanity. The Architecture Foundation is hosting two consecutive evening events at the AF Project Space in conjunction with the Biennale's curatorial team, to preview these themes with a selection of contributors, some of Europe's most dynamic young architects and artists.


City as Playground: Wednesday 28 October


Following am imtrodution to the Biennale and its themes by Chief Curator Ou Ning, Danish super-architect Bjarke Ingels and Parisian artist Didier Fiuiza Faustino will discuss how working in Shenzhen, an experimental Chinese city that is just 30 years old, can be used to explore different interpretations and experiences of space and the city. Chaired by Beatrice Galilee, Curator, SZHK Biennale.


Itinerant Architecture - How to Subvert an Architecture Biennale: Thursday 29 October


If you thought the biennale format is getting old, in Shenzhen a new generation of architects - Austria's feld72, London's Aberrant and Rotterdam's Alexander Sverdlov are all taking conventional practice and turning it upside down. Chaired by Kieran Long, Editor-in-Chief, Architects' Journal / The Architectural Review.

In association with

Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture