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Social Housing Workshop

Jul 20th, 2015

MIT organized a Social Housing Workshop in Taiyuan and Beijing. In Taiyuan students interviewed villagers, visited urban villages being demolished, cave dwellings being preserved, and climbed 33 floors to the top of one of our towers. Rafi Segal who is co-teaching this course with James Shen caught up with us in Beijing where they interviewed Ai Wei Wei, Yung Ho Chang, and Jia Rong on urban development. The students worked on their schemes for a week at our new office in Dashilar. They presented their designs to government officials back in Taiyuan and ended the trip with basketball in front of our River Heights project.