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Weng Jia


Weng Jia is a Ph.D. student in architectural history and theory at Yale School of Architecture. Her work investigates how infrastructures facilitate urban processes through regulating their relations with the air and the land. She also works as an independent writer and drawer. Her recent drawings and models are included in the 2018 Venice Architectural Biennale U.S. Pavilion, under the series entitled Cosmorama. She is the recipient of the 2018 David Taylor Memorial Prize for Architectural Criticism (M.E.D Thesis: Waste in the Water Machine) and the 2017 KPF Travelling Fellowship. Her design project, Neck of the Moon, won the first prize of Jacques Rougerie competition in Space Category. She has also received many honorable mentions from design competitions, including Young Architects Competition, City Vision Competition, and London Organic Skyscraper Competition.

In 2018, Weng Jia’s work was exhibited in the exhibition Infrastructural Territory: The Spatial Foundation of National Discourse at OCAT Shanghai.

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Infrastructural Territory: The Spatial Foundation of National Discourse

2018.06.30 - 09.09 closed

The exhibition is presented through installations, photographs, models, videos and other mediums in exploring the symbiosis between infrastructure and landscape, as well as their shared practices and cross-disciplinary overlaps among the sub-branches of architecture, urban planning and landscape design on the subject on “infrastructure”.

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