Program Details

This is a three-week credit bearing course organized annually by the HKU Architecture Department since 2010. It is a design and research studio that travels to multiple cities in Asia.
Shanghai, China; Tokyo, Japan
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

This credit-bearing HKU course was established in 2010 to focus on urgent architectural and urban issues confronting Asian cities today. It is an immersive course designed to expose students to daily learning activities including lectures, seminars, studio crits, field work, firm visits, and design reviews. The nature of work ranges from critical reading of texts, individual assignments, to design and research collaborations. Students will get to interact with professors, researchers, critical practices, think tanks and various local stakeholders in the making of Shanghai and Tokyo. This program welcomes all university students and recent graduates with an interest in the Asian city. The deadline for enrolment is April 20, 2018. For more details about eligibility and application, please visit our website. Please do not hesitate to contact the program secretary Olivia Lai for queries.

Additional Program Information

Graduates or undergraduates (year 2 or above) who have taken relevant courses in topics related to architecture, landscape, urban design, urban planning and policy, urban studies or any courses relating to urban interests. Liberal arts students with a relevant major or minor are also eligible. Participants must be proficient in English, and some knowledge of visual analysis software is preferred.