Dr Xiang Ren - Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Ren X (2021) A Form of Resistance: A Barefoot-architect’s Own House In Gosseye J & Doucet I (Ed.), Activism at Home: Architects’ Own Dwellings as Sites of Resistance. Leipzig, Germany: Spector Books. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2019) Tailor, Mason, Intellectual, Peasant: An Alternative Architect towards Sustainable Regeneration in Rural China In Zuo J (Ed.), Bishan Beijing, China: Chinese National Geography - CITIC Press. RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Huang Y & Ren X (2019) Towards a Historic Rural Landscape: theoretical framework with a Chinese Rural Village Regeneration Design Study. 2019 Sino-European Forum on Vernacular Heritage. Jinan, China, 26 October 2019 - 27 October 2019. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X & Huang Y (2019) Towards a Historic Urban Landscape: principles and approaches in two built heritage and landscape regeneration projects in the Yorkshire region of England. AESOP 2019 International Conference ‘Planning for Transition’. Venice, 9 July 2019 - 13 July 2019. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2018) Activism at Home: A Barefoot-Architect’s Version. Activism at Home. Manchester, 15 January 2018 - 16 January 2018. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X & Qiao J (2017) Ming-Tang as both Architecture and Infrastructure for Chinese Traditional Festivals. Architecture, Festival and the City. Birmingham, 16 November 2017 - 18 November 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2017) Design Research in Practice: Reflection on an ongoing project through the lens of hybrid practitioner. ARENA Design Research (in) Practice. University of Reading, 21 April 2016 - 22 April 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2016) Textual practice of buildings by carpenter-architect and barefoot-architect. Writing Buildings. Canterbury, 14 July 2016 - 16 July 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2016) Listening to the Ancestral Hall -- Architecture of Silence. The Place of Silence. University of Edinburgh, 22 June 2016 - 24 January 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2016) Social Architecture in Rapid Rural-Urban Transition in China from 2005 to 2015. Visible and Invisible Challenges -- Transformations in Contemporary China. University of Oxford China Center, 20 May 2016 - 21 May 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2016) Readdressing Critical Regionalism: Critical Architecture of Resistance in Rural-Urban China. Regional Urbanism in the Era of Globalization. Huddersfield, 4 February 2016 - 5 February 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2015) Professional Theory, Amateur Practice. This Thing Called Theory. Leeds, 19 November 2015 - 21 November 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2015) The Structure of Ordinary: Ancestral Hall Building in Hui Vernacular Settlement in China. Architecture, Education and Society. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 3 June 2015 - 5 June 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2015) Hybrid Architectural Interventions in Chinese Villages. Architecture of Alterity. University of Edinburgh, 25 May 2015 - 27 May 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2015) Hybrid Building Narratives. ARENA Architecture Research Moments. KU Leuven, Brussels, 30 January 2015 - 31 January 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2014) Rural Skin, Urban Masks: Hybridization at the Edge of Contemporary Chinese cities. Hybridization Design Strategies / Key Concepts, Researches and Projects(4). Politecnico di Milano, 3 November 2014 - 4 November 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2014) Translating Vernacular Hybridity into a Living Matrix -- Reflections on the production and occupation of a School Building. Architecture and Education, 3 September 2014 - 5 September 2014. RIS download Bibtex download

Exhibitions

  • Ren X (2019, May 24) Form of Silence: Tanghua Architects, 12 Built Projects. The Arts Tower, University of Sheffield. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2015, February 20) Whisper of the Rural Vernacular: Drawings, Designs, Buildings. The Bridge Gallery, University of Westminster’s Marylebone Campus, London, 20 February - 15 March 20. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2011, October 21) Provincial Bureau of Construction New Workplace Building Design and Research. Provincial Bureau of Construction, Hefei city, China, 21 October - 21 November 2011. RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

  • Ren X China’s ‘barefoot architects’ are transforming left-behind rural villages, August 22, 2019, THE CONVERSATION. RIS download Bibtex download

Dictionary/encyclopaedia entries

  • Ren X (2020) Haobo Wei, Consumption. In Encyclopaedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World (2nd ed). London, UK: Bloomsbury. RIS download Bibtex download

Book reviews

  • Ren X (2020) Rituals and Walls: The Architecture of Sacred Space by Pier Vittorio Aureli. World 3, 5. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ren X (2017) Architecture and Ritual, Peter Blundell Jones. Heritage Architecture, 2(4), 112-113. RIS download Bibtex download