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Imagining the Rural Future: Adaptation of a Mountain Village for New Challenges – Workshop

This joint design workshop will explore the future of rural heritage in China. Focusing on the mountainous area of Fujian, the workshop will imagine and develop research-led design strategies for the future adaptation and development of small villages and their surroundings. Jukou County of Fujian Province is National Ecological County with diversified cultural heritage and protected built environment.

The workshop will coincide with the CHINA Yanping Art Harvest (2018-Nov-03 ~2019-Feb-03). The Yanping Art Harvest aims for the revitalization of rural villages with art and design projects and interventions. Considering this background, this workshop will research on a better understanding of the local environment, and propose sustainable design strategies in the village context. Students from senior levels (Y3/Y4/Master) are invited to join the workshop and to develop concepts for architectural interventions, public art installations and regeneration strategies to revitalize the built environment within its rural landscape.

Date: from November 1st to November 4, 2018
Venue: Jukou County, Yanping District, Nanping City, Fujian Province
Organizers: Xi’an Jiaotong University and Liverpool University (XJTLU), Ruan Yisan Heritage Foundation, Local authorities of Jiulong Village in the frame of Rural Art Harvest
Capacity: 15 XJTLU Students + 5 External Students 
Registration and cost for XJTLU external students: Deadline for external students to register: 5 PM, Oct. 10th 2018 ; Please send your Portfolio, CV, and 100 words motivation text (in PDF format, 5 MB) to Cost of the workshop is 1600 RMB (see details in program).
Teaching team: Dr. Yiping Dong, Architectural Historian and Conservation Architect, Dr. Claudia Westemann, Artist and Architect, licensed with the German Chamber of Architects, Dr. Christian Nolf, Architect & Urban Designer and Planner, Richard Hay, Architect, Planner and Interior Designer
See full programImagining the Rural Future – Workshop – XJTLU



November 1, 2018 to November 4, 2018
  • 2018/11/01 - 2018/11/04

  • Jukou