全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
Urban Village Library

Dong Chaomei, UPRD URBANUS / China

董超媚,UPRD都市实践研究部 / 中国

The establishment of the Urban Village Library originated from the idea of setting up a "Urban Village Archive" by the curatorial team.

If this UABB is one specially prepared for scenes in urban villages, then the Library will be a knowledge base for the scholars studying urban villages and the audience interested in the topics of urban villages to reference project research results, related literature and research archives. We will invite scholars and exhibitors to submit their reference materials during their study of urban issues,especially regarding urban villages, and present their thought process to provide a broader vision to the audience beyond the exhibition projects.

In April 2017, for the first time in the history of UABB, we launched an open call to determine the major exhibition projects. After two rounds of open calls for a "Urban Village Archive", a total of 105 plans were collected by the curatorial team, some of which had been included among major exhibition projects of UABB (Shenzhen), while the rest will be displayed in the Library with the consent of the submitters. To present relevant researches about the urban villages in a systematic way is the goal of "Urban Village Archive" project during the exhibition. After the exhibition, the Library will be perfected and hopefully continued in the next UABB.