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Sydney MCA presents Revival: A Journey of Design

Start Date: 24 Feb 2015 - 08:00AM

End Date: 24 Feb 2015 - 05:00PM


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On February 24, the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art will host a day long exhibition and symposium titled Revival: A Journey of Design.

The exhibition, staged as part of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Program, will feature a curated selection of architectural and urban design projects by International Architecture Platform Australia (IAPA), an award-winning Chinese-Australian architecture firm based in Guangzhou.

Using large-scale architectural models, the exhibition will show how IAPA has navigated China’s national architectural heritage in its architecture and urban design projects from the late 1990s to present.

Following the exhibition is a symposium titled 'Rediscovering the Oriental in the West'. It will feature a panel discussion about modern China’s changing design context in the face of globalisation, with keynote speeches from Paul Peng, IAPA’s Founder and Principal Architect, Tony Chenchow and Stephanie Little, Co-founders of Chenchow Little, and other distinguished delegates.

The symposium will feature an open discussion about the past 30 years of building reform in China as a result of globalisation, and asks how architecture practices can reconcile traditional cultures within contemporary contexts, and whether national aesthetics in architectural and urban design works should be restored or even sought.

The event intends to strengthen the interaction between South-China and Australian architects, and to also provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas between students, the public, and design professionals.