Past Event

Role Play Beijing

December 15, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing

Role Play focuses on the professional lives of Columbia GSAPP alumni in China through a series of conversations. Today’s practices in the fields of architecture and urbanism are no longer restrained to their traditional roles, instead pursuing a range of paths that explore alternative projects and roles. These professionals translate and apply architectural knowledge to other fields, industries, and discourses. This type of role play, in turn has enriched and made more complex the discussions on architecture, urbanism and beyond. As a laboratory of architectural experiments, China helps to catalyze such processes, in which Columbia GSAPP alumni play a central role.

This series of conversations allows participants to present their professional paths and experiences, while a concluding roundtable discussion further examines how the role of the architect evolves and transforms through time and practice, and how architectural knowledge is being translated into other fields and industries in China.

On December 15, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invites you to the first event focusing on architectural practices based in Beijing.



Regina Jiang AAD '13, WeWork China PxWe Design Lead
Jiayuan Liu AAD '13, Screenwriter, Director and 3D designer
Tiantian Ren AUD '14, Editor and Assistant Curator of the Beijing International Art Biennale
Yuan Ren HP '11, assistant researcher at the Institute of Architectural History, China Architecture Design and Research Group
Zhe Wen AAD '15, Advanced Architecture Design Manager at Vanke
Ziyu Zhuang AUD '07, Partner and chief architect of RSAA GmbH office
Steven Chou MArch '13, Architect. Deputy Studio Director at Beijing Institute of Architectural Design EA4 Department



Sirui Zhang CCCP '14, Marketing Director of


Special Notice
  • The event opens to Columbia alumni only.

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code confirmation. Please present your QR code at the entrance. 

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