facebook

2012 Highlights

CJ Lim

2 May 2012

CJ Lim

CJ Lim is the Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, and Vice-Dean at the Bartlett UCL, and served as Pro-Provost of University College London. His area of research is in sustainable urban planning, architecture and landscape, focusing on interpretations of social, cultural and environmental programmes. His research projects have won many international awards with recent eco-urban planning designs for the Chinese and Korean Governments. His celebrated ‘Virtually Venice’ was an investigation of East-West cities, cultures and identities – a commission by the British Council to represent the UK at the Venice Architecture Biennale. His award-winning book ‘Smartcities and Eco-warriors’ (Routledge, 2010) focused on issues of healthy urban living and food sustainability in 21st century cities. Combining place and fiction, CJ’s ‘Short Stories: London in two-and-a-half dimensions’ (Routledge, 2011) took well-known institutions, epochs and lifestyles from tens sties across the city of London and rendered them fantastic in a string of architectural short stories. The book built on London’s rich mix of extravagance and fictive tradition. Enthralling and inspirational, the cabinet of curiosity and wonder depicted a vision of the city that is immoral, anarchic, unscientific and at the same time glorious, ravishing and a pleasure to behold. The stories have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Royal Academy of Arts London.