Shown: Shikumen houses surrounded by high-rises in Zhang Garden, Shanghai, by Qin Chen.
Shown: Shikumen houses surrounded by high-rises in Zhang Garden, Shanghai, by Qin Chen.
Camden Conference will present “Living in China: An Architectural Perspective,” a talk by J. Brooke Harrington and Judith Bing, at the Cushing Public Library on Sunday, January 20, at 2 p.m. The talk is free and open to all. In recent decades, global forces and a changing economy have altered Chinese living environments dramatically. Harrington will discuss traditional dwelling environments of selected regions, while Bing will present the transformed settings of life in modern and contemporary China. The presenters are professors emeriti of architecture, Harrington at Temple University and Bing at Drexel University. Currently they are Center Associates at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, and visiting scholars at the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT. They live in Cushing. The presentation is offered as a free community event in the upcoming annual Camden Conference, “Is This China’s Century?,” February 22 to 24.