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CAMLab Workshop | Tradition and Innovation——From Henry Murphy to Modern Chinese Architecture
Academic Convenor:
Jeffrey W. CODY
Former Senior Project Specialist, Education at J. Paul Getty Trust
Author of Building in China: Henry K. Murphy's "Adaptive Architecture," 1914-1935

WU Jiang
Former Vice-President of Tongji University
Academician of the French Academy of Architecture

Panelist (Alphabetical Order):
HO Puay Peng | LAI Delin | LU Wei | LU Yongyi | TONG Ming

Moderator:
ZHANG Qin | MIN Jiajian

Interpreter:
ZHU Ning

Abstract:
The balance and compromise between tradition and innovation, modernity and locality, the West and the East, have always been topics in modern Chinese architectural practice and discourse. Henry Killam Murphy (1877-1954) is a significant figure in the history of modern Chinese architecture. However, he has been overlooked in the contemporary debates about "localization" and "globalization" by both Chinese and Western researchers. Since the publication of the Chinese translation of Building in China: Henry K. Murphy's "Adaptive Architecture," 1914-1935. by Jeffrey W. Cody in 2022, it has been an excellent opportunity to discuss Henry Murphy's influence on modern Chinese architecture and urban planning, and more importantly, the underlying social, cultural and economic context, as well as the meaning of "tradition and innovation" in a broader context of the modern Chinese architectural world.

Seminar in Chinese and English with Simultaneous Interpreting.

CAMLab Workshop | 传统与创新——从亨利 · 茂飞到中国现代建筑

研讨会简介
美国建筑师亨利·茂飞(Henry Killam Murphy,1877-1954),又译墨菲,是中国近代最重要的外国建筑师之一。从1914年到1935年,茂飞在中国设计了金陵女子大学和燕京大学等多所重要大学的校园,并主持了国民政府南京的“首都计划”,对中国近代建筑具有重要影响,尤其表现在中国传统建筑形式的现代转译。
如何平衡传统与创新,东方与西方,本土与现代之间的关系,一直是百年来中国现代建筑实践以及理论建构的重要议题。各个时代对于建筑形式语言、建筑材料与结构、空间体系规划等方向的探索,都与其背后的政治、文化、经济与社会背景有着深刻关联。
哈佛大学CAMLab“China Builders | 构筑理想国”项目组有幸邀请到《筑业中国》作者郭伟杰教授 (Jeffrey W. Cody)以及伍江教授等中国近现代建筑史重要学者展开一次学术对话,力求通过东西方学者进行不同学术观点的交流与碰撞。我们将从亨利 · 茂飞的适应性建筑理念出发,共同探讨茂飞对于中国近现代建筑与城市发展的影响,建筑形式探索背后的文化、经济与社会背景,以及“传统与创新”议题在中国现代建筑实践与理论之中的意义。

本活动以中英双语进行。

May 28, 2022 09:00 PM in Beijing, Shanghai

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