Kick-off Meeting

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The kick-off meeting for this project was organised on December 9, 2020, with the participation of the EPFL team members, Florence Graezer Bideau, Thierry Theurillat, Helena Roux & Zhang Mengke, as well as all the partners, including Zhang Li (Brian) from Tsinghua University, Michele Bonino from PoliTO, Christian Schmid from ETH Zurich, Wu Fulong from (…)

Sino-swiss workshop

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On October 28th, 2019, the research team took part in all-day meeting with different departments related to urban planning and city conservation at the Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning and Design. The purpose of this meeting was to share approaches to urban planning in each context (China and Switzerland), and discuss current related projects. (…)

Collaborative field trip

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A second field trip was organized by the project partners and Swiss colleagues from ETH Zurich in October, 2020. Over the course of a week, Florence Graezer Bideau and Thierry Theurillat did fieldwork with Christian Schmid, Christian Kerez, and Liu Yiqiu in the capital city. Visits included the Caochang hutong, Xinjian village in the southern (…)

Firsts step on the field

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An exploration field trip was undertaken from January 28th to February 4th, 2019, to investigate the first hypothesis that Florence Graezer Bideau and Thierry Theurillat developed in their draft proposal. During that journey, they explored multiples areas selected according to the three main kinds of cultural heritage they have chosen for building their project’s narrative. (…)