PRS Asia

21 – 23 September 2018, Ho Chi Minh City

The Practice Research Symposium in Asia features Higher Degree by Research examinations, candidate presentations, a keynote lecture and various social functions associated with the symposium.

PhD candidates from RMIT’s School of Architecture and Urban Design, School of Media and Communication, and School of Design present at each PRS, creating a cohort of distinguished practitioners operating within the Asia Pacific region whose research reflects the unique practices of this diverse and dynamic ecology. 

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PRS Keynote

From Smartcities to Food Parliament and Beyond

Professor of Architecture & Urbanism
The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London


Drinks from 6pm for 6.30-7pm start
Venue: RMIT Vietnam, Saigon South Campus, Auditorium 2

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Prof CJ Lim will deliver the keynote lecture ‘From Smartcities to Food Parliament and beyond’ based on his experience of the PRS Europe and how it allowed him to develop a set of agendas and critical thinking, and evolve a specific in-depth research project through the PhD, and eventually informing his current research, publications and practice.

The ambition of his research lies in the ability to manifest government policies and scientific data into speculative architecture and urbanism. The research ‘Food Parliament’ is a combination of nostalgia and futurism in a narrative architecture, and contributes to the discourse around sustainability, food security and the urban utopia.

CJ Lim is the Professor of Architecture & Urbanism at the Bartlett UCL, the director of Studio 8 Architects, and has served as Vice-Dean and Pro-Provost of UCL. His commissions with the Government Planning Bureaus of Shenzhen, Tangshan, Nanjing and Guangzhou are to influence their environmental policies, and the economic and social impacts. He is the recipient of the Royal Academy of Arts London ‘Grand Architecture Prize’. His authored books include ‘Smartcities + Eco-warriors’ (2010), ‘Short Stories: London in two-and-a-half Dimensions’ (2011), ‘Food City’ (2014), and ‘Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future’ (2017).



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