School of Architecture, CUHK

Lyndon Neri: Reflective Nostalgia

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18:00 - 19:30


Exhibition Zone F, 1/F, AIT Building, CUHK


Lecture by Lyndon Neri

Neri & Hu believe there is a place for nostalgia, to be productive with it, rather than reductive.The notion of “reflective nostalgia” as defined by the scholar Svetlana Boym resonates deeply with us: “Reflective nostalgia thrives on algia (the longing itself) and delays the homecoming — wistfully, ironically, desperately. Reflective nostalgia does not follow a single plot but explores ways of inhabiting many places at once and imagining different time zones. It loves details, not symbols.” When we examine cities, people and buildings through these lenses, we begin to reveal certain recurring obsessions that, in return, manifest in each of our projects.

Lyndon Neri is a Founding Partner of Neri & Hu Design and Research Office, an inter-disciplinary international architectural design practice based in Shanghai with additional office in London. Neri & Hu were named Maison & Objet Asia Designers of the Year 2015, Wallpaper* Designers of the Year 2014 and the Inside Festival Overall Winner in 2011, among others. Mr. Neri was inducted into the US Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2013. He has won AR Awards for Emerging Architecture in 2010 by Architectural Review and one of the Design Vanguards in 2009 by Architectural Record.

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