In Urbanising Southern China: Poverty, Minorities, and Development, Gregory Guldin examines the social and environmental consequences of accelerated industrialisation in China, as agricultural villages become dense urban agglomerations at unprecedented rates.
A specialist in Chinese urbanisation, ethnicity, and politics, Gregory Guldin is Professor of Anthropology at the Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, Washington.
The Learning From… series takes its title from Learning from Las Vegas (1972), Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour’s influential publication, which analysed the commercial strips and architectural symbolism of Las Vegas in order to understand urban sprawl. In this spirit, the series brings together experts to explore specific urban conditions and their relevance to the future development of cities.
The lecture is introduced by Giovanna Borasi, CCA Curator of Contemporary Architecture.