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Worker' s New Villages: Spacial Practice of A Socialist City

Speaker: Yang Chen

Senior Lecturer, CAUP, Tongji University 

Phd in Urban Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Host: Hou Li, 

Associate Professor of Tongji University, 

Time:  18:30, 2017/12/12

Room: Lecture Room D1, Building D, CAUP 

In 1949, Chinese proletariat regime was established and the society went through a series of comprehensive revolutions both from top to bottom and from mental to physical world. The disruption of the previous system led to the exploration of a new organisation of society and space. Thus, worker's new villages became a unique representative of society and space in that special historical period. Worker's new villages are referred to those public dwellings for workers, especially for ones in state-owned enterprises, built by government in MAO Zedong's era (from 1949 to 1978) with the same construction rules, which were regarded as the significant Chinese urban spatial practice in postwar industrialisation.

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