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THE CHINESE DREAM
a society under construction

Book Launch - lecture evening
October 8, 2008

Doors open: 19:30 – Start programme: 20:00, admission free

Location: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam
www.v2.nl

WHAT IF YOU BUILT THE WHOLE MASS OF WESTERN EUROPE IN 20 YEARS?
WHAT IF 400 MILLION FARMERS THEN MOVED IN?
WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE? HOW WOULD IT WORK?
WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT?
AND IF YOU DID, WOULD YOU DREAM OF SOMEWHERE ELSE …?

On the occasion of the Dutch book launch of The Chinese Dream – a
society under construction (010 Publishers) V2_ will host a lecture
evening that aims to connect the dots between China’s social, urban and
economic transformations. Three authors of The Chinese Dream will focus
on new cities in China as a common indicator of a radically new society
under construction.

Architect and theorist Neville Mars, writer and economic journalist
Adrian Hornsby and media researcher Martijn de Waal present ‘Triptych on
China - Power, Progress and Prosperity’. In the second part, Annuska
Pronkhorst from Crimson Architectural Historians will introduce their
upcoming China research project ‘New Towns’ and Wouter Vanstiphout will
participate in the panel discussion.

The explosive process of urban developments in China, and the social,
economic, and cultural context in which these take place, inspired
Neville Mars (an architect from Amsterdam) to move to China in 2005 to
do research there. To this end, he founded the ‘Dynamic City
Foundation’, where architects, designers and sociologists from China and
other countries collaborate. The results of this collaboration have been
documented in the book The Chinese Dream - a society under construction,
mapping China’s urbanisation and emerging society. Starting off with an
extrapolation of expected trends, the book then presents a wide range of
proposals and plans to outline a more sustainable future.

Panel: Wouter Vanstiphout, Adrian Hornsby, Martijn de Waal, Neville Mars.
Moderated by Cambridge energy specialist and urban criticaster Louis
Coulomb.

www.v2.nl
www.dynamiccity.org

This event will be streamed live at http://live.v2.nl <http://live.v2.nl/>

All content of the book on the wiki www.BURB.TV <http://www.burb.tv/>


THE CHINESE DREAM
a society under construction

Neville Mars , Adrian Hornsby and the DCF
010 Publishers, July 2008
784 pages, full colour, hardcover
Price € 49.50
ISBN 978 90 6450 652 9

For more information, please contact
Alex Adriaansens:
Alex {AT} v2.nl <mailto:Alex {AT} v2.nl>
T +31 (0)10 206 7272


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