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The coming weeks, we’ll be doing a series of lectures in multiple cities in the United States about our book How the City Moved to Mr Sun – China’s New Megacities.

China is creating the largest urban society the world has ever seen. Small towns in Central and Western China are transforming at breakneck pace into huge metropolises with many millions of inhabitants. Between 2009 and 2011 we (architect Daan Roggeveen and journalist Michiel Hulshof) travelled to twenty of these emerging cities and described them in our book How the City Moved to Mr Sun.

In our lectures we try to challenge assumptions about the nature of Chinese society, and discusses the question: will China transform its triumph of brick and concrete into a model that will conquer the world?
The lectures are open to the public, so feel free to join!

09/24 6 PM SPUR San Jose, 38 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose
09/27 7PM LA Forum, WUHO Back Gallery, 6518 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA
10/3 5PM DAAP/University of Cincinnati, 2600 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati
10/5  5 PM University of Kentucky/CoD, 209 Pence Hall, Lexington
10/8 6 PM UIC School of Architecture,  A+A Building, 845 W Harrison St, Chicago
10/9 7 PM Van Alen Books, 30 W 22nd St, Ground Fl, NYC
10/11 Afternoon, Princeton University 105 McCormick Hall, Princeton
10/15 11 AM Columbia University, Ware Lounge (6th floor) of Avery Hall, NYC

For more information or high res images contact press[at]gowestproject.com

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