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Hushui Deng

post-doctoral researcher
Participates in 2 items

Huishu Deng is currently a post-doctoral researcher at EPFL, College of Humanities, and is involved in the SNSF project entitled "Uses of cultural heritage at the Beijing Winter Games of 2022". She received her Ph.D. in Architecture at Tsinghua University (Beijing) in 2021. She was a visiting scholar in the Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino (Italy) in 2018 and 2019. Since 2016, she has been a member of the architectural design and planning group of Beijing 2022 OWG, working with TeamMinus, THAD.

Huishu’s research interests include public space, leisure activities, sustainability of mega-event facilities, and urban ergonomics, particularly in measuring, mapping, and analyzing the impact of the mega-event on culture, lifestyle, urban transformation, and people's spatial experience through new data analysis tools.


Her recent publication: 

Deng H. Zhang L. (2020). Olympic Legacy Pre-Adoption: The Sustainable Design Strategy of Beijing 2022 To-Be-Built Venue. Contemporary 

Architecture, 2020(06):26-29.

Deng H. Mancini M. Zhang L. & Bonino M. (2020). Beijing 2022 between urban renovation and Olympic sporting legacy: the case of Shougang From space for event to space for health and leisure. Movement & Sport Sciences-Science & Motricité, (107), 53-65

Zhang L. Deng H. Mei X. Pang L. Xie Q. & Ye Y. (2022). Urban Ergonomics: A Design Science on Spatial Experience Quality. Science Bulletin, 2022


deng2020.pdf (2.2MB)

Sessions in which Hushui Deng participates

Sessions in which Hushui Deng attends

Sunday 28 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | 2 hours

Monday 29 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

Si la vallée du canal de Lachine a été le berceau de l’industrialisation canadienne, la géographie industrielle métropolitaine ne s’y est pas confinée, peu s’en faut, Outre les grandes concentrations d’entreprises des quartiers centraux, elle est constituée des réseaux infrastructuraux, d’une douzaine de centrales hydroélectriques et des ensembles manufacturiers disséminés dans une quinzaine de petites villes aujourd’hui intégrées dans l’aire métropolitaine. La conférence proposera un surv...

Gérard Beaudet

Keynote speaker

Tuesday 30 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In this lecture, I would like to talk about deindustrialised communities, heritage and memory in the context of right-wing populism. Drawing on studies of memory and heritage, I argue that right-wing populists have cornered the market on talking about the past of deindustrialised communities. They have successfully misrepresented this rich and complex history to fuel rage, resentment, fear and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, ‘the past’, and in particular the industr...

Thursday 1 September, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

The use of industrial heritage is a profoundly important factor in the process of creating a sustainable economic, social, and political future for many communities occupying industrial heritage landscapes. More than ever we recognize the need for such communities to be capable of shaping and expressing their heritage in different forms in the context of current events and issues, and in doing so to inform both contemporary decision-making as well as the way their industrial heritage is re...

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1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

This lecture will argue that the landscapes of industrial heritage that can be found in different parts of the world are directly related to the place-specific trajectories of deindustrialization. In other words: the different ways in which deindustrialization impacts on local communities has a direct bearing on the emergence of forms of industrial heritage. I will differentialte between deindustrialization paths and related industrial heritage regimes in a) Anglo-...

Friday 2 September, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In the refusal of people in communities abandoned by industrial capital to abandon their own places, we can read an implicit critique of the mobility and unaccountability of capital, raised by those who were once inside (however tenuously or uncomfortably) and now find themselves marginalized, “left behind.” The desire to catch up again, whether through attracting new investment or transvaluing abandoned sites as tourist attractions, makes this an essentially conservative critique that is ...