reSITE invited Yoko Choy, the editor of Wallpaper* China, to discuss recent regenerative developments with London-based studio WallaceLiu and curator Beatrice Leanza. They cover the differences between working in western countries and China and the challenges it brings. How should we build and design for the next generation? And what values are being changed in the process of regeneration? Drawing on the simple premise of our times – that it is not economic to keep on building – this discussion brings together a myriad of perspectives from architects, a curator and a journalist who work on both sides of the world.
Yoko Choy, a design journalist currently serving as editor of Wallpaper* China and consultant with her own agency Collective Contemporist, moderates the East Meets West panel at reSITE REGENERATE. She speaks with Beatrice Leanza, executive director of Lisbon’s MAAT Museum and previously she curated for Beijing Design Week, B/Side Design and the Global School, all based in China. Joining them is the young and energetic, UK-based architecture studio WallaceLiu founders, Jamie Wallace and Jee Liu who are currently working on numerous large scale projects in central China.
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