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With contributions by architects, academics, artists and activists ‘Progress & Prosperity’ is a powerful and timely book, edited by Daan Roggeveen. It questions, investigates and reveals the current condition of the (Chinese) megacity and its shift from prosperity to progress.

On 12 November we will launch this new book with an energizing program and four of its contributors in Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai. Topic: the role of the cultural building in urban development in China – and beyond.The panel will question if China is indeed focusing on the so-called ‘soft side’ of its urban development. What is the role of cultural buildings in place-making and city branding? What is the relationship between cultural institutions and their buildings? What role play real estate developers in this? And is this a ‘model’ that can be applied abroad?

Introduction by Daan Roggeveen (co-founder, MORE) and panel discussion with Jonathan Woetzel (senior Partner, McKinsey & Company), Liu Yuyang (founder, Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects) and Steven Y.N. Chen (Architect, SHL).

Book launch at Rockbund Art Museum
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