城中之隙:上海城市中心地帶空间发展中的创意性合作
Urban Loopholes: Creative Alliances of Spatial Production in Shanghai’s City Center
展期:2018年04月17日-2018年05月02日
时间:周二至周日 10:30-18:00
展览地点:衡复微空间 上海市徐汇区东湖路37号(近延庆路)

Exhibition:Urban Loopholes: Creative Alliances of Spatial Production in Shanghai’s City Center
Dates:2018.04.17—2018.05.02
Hours:  Tuesday – Sunday, 10:30 AM—18:00 PM
Address: URBANCROSS Gallery 37 Donghu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
以迄今还极少被研讨过的那些尚未被拆除的上海中心街区为案例,周颖博士的新书《城中之隙--上海城市中心地带空间发展中的创意性合作》试图从当代中国城市中看似无序,实为充满商机的城市空间开发体系入手,来探究许多令西方公众和学术界弄不太明白的方方面面。

走近上海那些越来越像西方式的时髦街区的背后,这本书会告诉你那些我们今天能体验到的社区氛围是怎样被构思、被构造並被描写出来的。事实上,那些参与其中的人们包括能操用多种外国语的跨国人士所在的还在日益扩大的国际间网络,以及本地的党政官员们,他们之间形成了灵活性的、公共的和私人间的合作,从而为城市的空间更新,创意性生产,开拓消费和文化遗产保护提供了一些全新的形式。本书也提到,在这样一个仍极具中国特色的制度框架下,在地方制度还尚在转变的境况下,模糊的产权和带有计划经济烙印的制度是怎麼会造就出足以表现出富含亮眼全球化的商业实力和创意潜力的。与此同时,这里是不是也揭示出了一种“中国梦”背后的内在逻辑?

這個展览重点介紹了周穎博士的新书《城中之隙--上海城市中心地带空间发展中的创意性合作》的内容和为写作此书前后五年的研究过程。雖然不可能完整,作者在這里让大家一起分享一些研究过程中的幕後資料,並且设想,這些展品在將來的某一天是不是会被人看着就像被发掘出來的古代文物一样。

展览首先簡略地展示了作者为了解上海城市演进所做历史研究时所收集的档案图片和地图中的一小部分,並从作者在2011到2015年之間进行实地调研时的大量記录本、路线图和文件中也摘选了若干部分予以展示。另一墙面上是這本书分拆开來以后,按章节排列的所有頁面,让你可以一目了然全书各部分的內容和組成。

Taking cases from the until-now little-analyzed un-demolished remains of city center neighborhoods in Shanghai,the book Urban Loopholes: Creative Alliances of Spatial Production in Shanghai’s City Center by Dr. Ying Zhou will unpack the seemingly anarchic and opportunistic urban spatial production system of the contemporary Chinese city to address what has perplexed Western public as well as scholars alike.

Going behind the scenes in neighborhoods that increasingly appear like trend quarters in the West, it will divulge how the effortless vibe that is experienced today were imagined,constructed, and then scripted. The constellation of actors, from the expanding global network of multilingual cosmopolites to the dialect-speaking local party officials, form the malleable public-private alliances that are producing the newest forms for urban reuse, creative production, consumption, and heritage protection. Under an institutional framework that remains uniquely Chinese, how the ambiguous property rights and the institutional vestiges from planned economy could harbor an entrepreneurial prowess and creative potential that is a remarkable manifestation of globalization in the context of its changing local institutions reveals the logic behind a ‘China Dream.’

The exhibition highlights Urban Loopholes: Creative Alliances of Spatial Production in Shanghai’s City Center by Dr. Ying Zhou and shows some of the processes behind the five-year making of the new book. By no means comprehensive, the author shares some of these behind-the-scenes modes of research as she imagines how its fragments may be found in the future.

The exhibition firstly gives a glimpse into the historical research for understanding the evolving urban ism of Shanghai through a selection of archival maps and images that the author has collected in the research process. It also shows a selection from more than a dozen notebooks and maps of fieldwork not esand documentation that the author has made during her fieldwork, which she conducted between 2011 and 2015. One wall also unpacks the entire book to give an over all composition of the different parts of the book.