AAC Shanghai 2012 Exhibition
AAC Shanghai 2012 Exhibition, Lower Rosendin Gallery, 1-5 October
Delirious Shanghai Hour, 6pm, Friday 5 October
AAC 2012 took place over 8 weeks in Shanghai, China, in collaboration with Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning. It consisted of the XXL International Conference on Super Tall Buildings involving Thom Mayne (Morphosis), Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Yansong Ma (MAD), Dean Ma (USC) and Astrid Piber (UN Studio), and representatives from SOM, KPF and Gensler; a Computation Workshop involving 25 USC students, where students were taught Rhino, Grasshopper, Processing, Maya, Digital Project, Vasari and Revit; a Fabrication Workshop where 14 USC students worked alongside students from Tongji University and South China University of Technology on four installations for the Mock-Up Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai; a Lecture Series on super tall buildings and computational techniques, involving Cliff Pearson (Architectural Record), Chris Chan (Gensler), Eric Tomich, Silas Ciaow (SOM), Michael Fox (Cal Poly), Wendy Fok (UHouston), Luis Quinones (Autodesk) and faculty from USC; and an International Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, where four works from the Fabrication Workshop were exhibited.
The AAC 2012 Exhibition is currently on display in Lower Rosendin until Friday 5 October. On Friday from 6pm there will be a Shanghai Delirious Hour in Lower Rosendin, with a book launch for two new AAC publications containing essays by USC Faculty, Alvin Huang, Biayna Bogosian, David Gerber, Neil Leach, Kris Mun and Roland Snooks, and several projects by USC students: Neil Leach, Philip Yuan (eds.), Scripting the Future, Shanghai: Tongji UP, 2012; Philip Yuan, Neil Leach (eds.), Fabricating the Future, Shanghai: Tongji UP, 2012.