# ARCHITECTURES WITHOUT ARCHITECTS /// Learning from… Hong Kong: Rufina Wu and Stefan Canham

Rufina Wu and Stefan Canham. Portraits from Above: Hong Kong’s Informal Rooftop Communities. Berlin: Peperoni, 2008.

Those of you who know a bit about the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal are probably aware of the existence of a lecture series entitled Learning from… based on the well known Learning from Las Vegas written by Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi and Steven Izenour. This Thursday (May 3rd), the CCA organizes a new opus of the series with Learning from…Hong Kong by Rufina Wu and Stefan Canham who will presents their photographic and architectural analytical work about the informal rooftop communities that they collected for their book Portraits from Above.

Hong Kong is a city so dense that all space have to be claimed, used and optimized and rents are part of the highest in the world. Confronted to this observation and empowered by the necessity, some people built-up their own houses on the roof of existing buildings. R.Wu and S. Canham’s photographs and drawings constitutes a non-exhaustive collection of those architectures without architects as a possible manifesto for the incredible city that Hong Kong incarnates.

Learning from… Hong Kong: Rufina Wu and Stefan Canham
3 May 2012, 7:00 pm
Paul-Desmarais Theatre
Presented in English
The event will also be live streamed

Rufina Wu and Stefan Canham. Portraits from Above: Hong Kong’s Informal Rooftop Communities. Berlin: Peperoni, 2008.

Rufina Wu and Stefan Canham. Portraits from Above: Hong Kong’s Informal Rooftop Communities. Berlin: Peperoni, 2008.

Rufina Wu and Stefan Canham. Portraits from Above: Hong Kong’s Informal Rooftop Communities. Berlin: Peperoni, 2008.

Rufina Wu and Stefan Canham. Portraits from Above: Hong Kong’s Informal Rooftop Communities. Berlin: Peperoni, 2008.

4 Comments on “# ARCHITECTURES WITHOUT ARCHITECTS /// Learning from… Hong Kong: Rufina Wu and Stefan Canham

  1. for them to find any kind of shelter (the urban/rural hukou drama). RufinaWu aedalry documented the squatting of rooftops in HongKong, but she previously did an exploration on its underground version in Beijing between

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