2019

From Crisis to Crisis

Actar Publishers

co-editor with Nasrin Seraji and Lu Xiaoxuan

Debates on why architecture criticism matters today

From Crisis to Crisis examines how reading, writing and criticism can address the urgent issues faced by architecture today, including: the role of the architect in the era of specialization; the function of criticism in diverse political, economic and cultural contexts; and, the possibility of architectural education to take on history, theory, civic engagement and political participation. Drawn from an international public symposium organized in the spring of 2017 by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Department of Architecture, the book is comprised in equal parts of focused essays and transcripts of the wide-ranging discussions.

With contributions from: Anthony Acciavatti, Chris Brisbin, Sony Devabhaktuni, Fran├žoise Fromonot, Seng Kuan, Lu Xiaoxuan, Jonathan Massey, Graham Brenton Mckay, Kamran Afshar Naderi, Angelika Schnell, Eunice Seng, Nasrine Seraji, Zhi Wenjun and Zhu Tao.