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Mengke Zhang

PhD Candidate
EPFL
Participe à 1 Session

Mengke Zhang is a PhD candidate at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), the Institute for Area and Global Studies, and is involved in the SNSF project entitled “Uses of cultural heritage at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games of 2022.” She holds a Master of Arts in China Development Studies from the Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong, and a BA in Chinese from Zhejiang University. Her masters dissertation discusses the heritage discourse in urban China with a case study of the Hangzhou Section of the Grand Canal. Previously, she has been involved in research projects related to the spatial and social transformation of the Chinese danwei system, as well as live music and the digital platform in contemporary China. Her research interests span across urban, cultural and social geography, especially in the fields of urban heritage conservation, culture-led regeneration, and creative and cultural industries in cities.

Her publications: 
Zhang, M., & Lenzer Jr, J. H. (2020). Mismatched canal conservation and the authorized heritage discourse in urban China: a case of the Hangzhou Section of the Grand Canal. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 26(2), 105-119.
Zhang, M., Zhang, T., Xiao, Z., & Chai, Y. (2021). Property rights redistribution and the spatial evolution of the Chinese danwei compound: a case study in Beijing. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 36(4), 1585-1602.

Sessions auxquelles Mengke Zhang participe

Mercredi 31 Août, 2022

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

Sessions auxquelles Mengke Zhang assiste

Dimanche 28 Août, 2022

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:00 PM

Lundi 29 Août, 2022

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 heure 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

Invité.e d'honneur

Mardi 30 Août, 2022

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

Mercredi 31 Août, 2022

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 heure 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...

Prof. Laurajane Smith

Conférencier.ère

Jeudi 1 Septembre, 2022

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | 1 heure 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...

Daniel Trepal

Modérateur.rice

Don Lafreniere

Modérateur.rice

Sarah F Scarlett

Modérateur.rice

Timothy Scarlett

Modérateur.rice
Sponsorisé par:
1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | 1 heure 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-...

Stefan Berger

Conférencier.ère

Vendredi 2 Septembre, 2022

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | 1 heure 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 ...

Cathy Stanton

Conférencier.ère
6:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | 3 heures

Venez échanger sur les bons moments du congrès et célébrer vos découvertes scientifiques et professionnelles dans une ancienne fabrique de confiture de fruits, l’Usine C, construite en 1913 et transformée à la fin des années 1970 en lieu de création et de diffusion.Découvrez la gastronomie montréalaise grâce à un traiteur d’exception. Apprenez des bribes du patrimoine musical montréalais et de l’histoire du quartier industriel qui lui a prêté vie. Puis entendez et vivez la tradition...