Third lecture of series "Heritage & Politics: Current Affairs"

"Preservation via Inhabitation: Creative Alliances in the Heritageization of a Modern-era Neighborhood in Shanghai": An online lecture with Prof Dr Ying Zhou (Hongkong) on 14 December 2021, 1pm CET

Ying Zhou is an architect who joined the faculty of architecture at the University of Hong Kong as assistant professor in 2016. She holds a B.S.E. in Architecture and Engineering from Princeton, a M.Arch. from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), and was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Stuttgart. Prior to her move to Hong Kong, she had been teaching and researching contemporary cities at the ETHZ. She was a lecturer and researcher with the chair of Kees Christiaanse at the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) of the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) 2011-2015 and with the chair of Herzog & de Meuron at ETH Studio Basel 2007–2011. Beside these engagements she has taught and practiced as an architect in New York, Shanghai and Detroit.

In her lecture Ying Zhou will discuss the complexities and nuances in the transformation of heritage in China since the beginning of economic liberalisation through the lens of a undemolished neighbourhood in the former French concession of Shanghai.

The lecture can be followed online via zoom. Please contact Albrecht Wiesener, albrecht.wiesener(at), for further information and the link.


Albrecht Wiesener
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