Through photographs and short essays, I would like to describe some basic definitions and assumptions about the relationships between planning, building, and inhabitation. Namely: that any of them are entirely logical, discrete, or valuable on their own. Namely in an era dominated by spectacular building forms and technologies, a set of values which evolves directly out of the way geographical areas are regulated, planning documents already suggest how these buildings are meant to be not only experienced and consumed, but also thought about and designed.
After studying architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, I moved to China in 2013. I am currently a graduate student of Wang Shu and architect at Amateur Architecture Studio. My work involves building renovation and preservation, as well as new projects and planning. I also translate history and theory essays as a way to practice my Chinese language.