Join us online for the next In Transit Studio guest lecture Making Architecture in a Place without Architects with John Lin from Rural Urban Framework
John Lin is an architect based in Hong Kong and currently an Associate Professor at The University of Hong Kong. He was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the US in 1983. After studying in both the Art and Engineering programs at The Cooper Union in New York City, he received a professional degree in Architecture in 2002. His current research investigates the process of rural urbanization in China with a focus on the sustainable development of Chinese villages. Together with Joshua Bolchover he is the director of Rural Urban Framework (RUF), a non-profit research and design collaboration at HKUrban Lab in The University of Hong Kong dedicated to developing sustainable prototypes for rural areas. The projects integrate local and traditional construction practices with contemporary sustainable technologies. Recent exhibitions include at the CCA (Canadian Center for Architecture) ‘The Things Around Us: 51N4E and Rural Urban Framework’ 2020, the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2016 and 2020. He has taught previously at Columbia University, the Royal Danish Academy and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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