Please join us for a symposium presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey, and convened by Barry Bergdoll and Seng Kuan. Taking Rudolph’s work as a jumping off point, “New Practices in Hong Kong Architecture: A Symposium” will focus on the innovative design and architectural solutions implemented in present-day Hong Kong.

The reordering of the globalized world and the emergence of a new generation of young talent in Hong Kong have contributed to a surge of creative energy in the region. On a local level, Hong Kong has seen a rise in public interest in architecture, land use, urban development, preservation, and ecology. Designers, architects, and planners are responding to Hong Kong’s new social and cultural contexts, which are vastly different from the conditions Rudolph faced over 30 years ago. The program will facilitate international dialogue between architects in Hong Kong and New York City, allowing both sides to be exposed to ideas and issues that may influence the way they design cities in the future.

Each panel will build off a key motif extrapolated from Rudolph’s design methodology and will focus on an aspect of Hong Kong’s current design culture, exploring perspectives on the evolution of design thinking and practice in the city and the region.

The exhibition Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey was organized by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.