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2015/01/31 :: deadline Schindler Award / Shenzhen, China

  The Global Schindler Award Mobility is a catalyst and a conduit for globalization and urbanization. Mobility systems move people, goods and ideas over road and rail, sea and air – and through neighborhoods, regions and the world. The new … Continue reading

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From the Eastern Journeys series | 06

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2014/08/01 :: New Schindler Award Will Open Registration on August 1

Global Schindler Award – Competition 2015 For the inaugural 2014/2015 Global Schindler Award competition, students are asked to present original design concepts that engage the specific spatial conditions of Shenzhen, China, in response to a defined task. Shenzhen is a … Continue reading

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From the Eastern Journeys series | 05

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From the Eastern Journeys series | 04

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Shanghai / For Tourists

photo taken October 2013

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A Bright New 2014!

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Myths of Complexity | pre-print version

There is a pre-print version available now of my text Myths of Complexity  written for and published in Design Ecologies, Volume 1 Issue 2, November 2011. You can find it here: Claudia Westermann, Myths of Complexity (pre-print version). The manuscript of the presentation … Continue reading

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Excerpt from a Letter by Liang Sicheng

In 1931, Liang Sicheng writes to the first class of architecture students to graduate in China: In China today most people in society have no understanding of what architecture is. They either think that architecture is about bricks and mortar and … Continue reading

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2013/02/07 :: abstract deadline: Behind the Image and Beyond

In cooperation with the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, England, The German University in Cairo, Egypt are hosting the 13th Consciousness Reframed International Research Conference, entitled Behind the Image and Beyond. The conference is part of the Di-Egy Fest 0.1, … Continue reading

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