Jason Hilgefort lecture “From Formal Urbanism to Informed Spatial Practice”

Lecture within the program “Dual Master’s Degree in Urban Design” SCUT+POLITO


MARCH 22, 2021


From Formal Urbanism to Informed Spatial Practice


Mauro Berta, Edoardo Bruno


24th March 2021

On the 24th of March, Urbanist/Architect Jason Hilgefort will give the lecture “From Formal Urbanism to Informed Spatial Practice” within the “Architectural Design Studio” part of the Dual Master’s Program in Urban Design between Politecnico di Torino and the South China University of Technology.
The lecture is organized by Prof. Mauro Berta and Edoardo Bruno, intended to address important achievement in contemporary Urban Design, questioning the interference between urbanization processes and landscape, especially regarding the role of new public infrastructures.

The event will start at 8:00 (CEST time) / 15:00 (Guangzhou time).

The lecture will be open to the public online at the following Zoom address:

ID Zoom Meeting: 992 6645 3631 Passcode: 9LZDZU
Link: https:/zoom.us/j/99266453631?pwd =cFZrbHpReTRNYTdsRzY2NlVXMlZuUT09

Short Bio:
Jason Hilgefort is an urbanist|architect who studied at the University of British Columbia, University of Cincinnati, and is currently a PHD candidate at RMIT. He founded Land+Civilization Compositions, a Hong Kong and Shenzhen based studio, exploring issues at the ever expanding edge of urbanism discourse. His work has been exhibited in New York, Sao Paolo, Rotterdam, Madrid, Venice, Istanbul, Cape Town, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Melbourne. He was a Subcurator in the Shenzhen/Hong Kong Urbanism/Architecture Biennale and a co-director of the ongoing educational platform – An Aformal Academy. Currently he is a Lecturer at Hong Kong University Faculty of Architecture. He is a regular writer, contributing to Volume, Architecture Review, Domus, AD, EPFL Press, and more. He recently founded the Institute for Autonomous Urbanism which investigates and speculates on how emerging infrastructure networks reframe the world that surrounds us.