“Rural Moves – The Song­yang Story” at Architekturzentrum Wien

The exhibition features selected projects, and illustrates them with models, plans and pho- tographs. Films show the new architecture in context, providing insight into the culture and also the history of the people of Songyang.

 

Wang Jing MemorialHall Wang-Village Photo: DnA Design and Architecture

 

Dynamic urbanization processes shape large parts of the world. The young part of the population migrates to the cities, while children and the elderly remain in the rural areas. The revitalization of these regions has been neglected for a long time, causing dramatic socioeconomic and political consequences. In light of rural development being one of the most pressing challenges worldwide, this exhibition shows pioneering strategies, which the young Beijing architect Xu Tiantian has developed and realized in the Chinese region of Songyang. (more…)