Works from "Art+Village+City in the Pearl River Delta," a Global Urban Humanities Initiative interdisciplinary research studio, are included in a current exhibition in Shenzhen titled “Rural-Urban Re-inventions: Bridging the Gap Between China’s Cities and Countryside,” put on by the American Academy in China. The exhibition documented Xiaozhou village in Guangzhou through large scale images by Ettore Santi, a current Architecture PhD student. This follows two previous exhibitions of the studio work at the at the Shanghai West Bund Biennale and Wurster Hall Gallery in Fall 2015.
The studio course involved open-ended inquiry into the human condition in the built environment through the tools of urban studies and the collaborative ethos of design practice. Taught by Margaret Crawford and Winnie Wong in Spring 2015, each class meeting was documented in a series of watercolor drawings by UC Berkeley Master’s of Fine Arts candidate, José Joaquin Figueroa. A first hand look at the course experience is available in this Frameworks article by students Trude Renwick and Valentina Rozas-Krause.