The VCA symposium 2013 is a 3-day event consisting of the following:
Open review of 20 design projects presented by 10 international university teams by a panel of jury and experts. The design explores new urban paradigm that houses 100 000 people on 1sq km of land with the theme of "Everyone Harvests". The site is located in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Lectures by invited experts on urban food production and jury members. The jury members are Sejima – Partner SANNA, Peter Head – Director of Arup, Allison Williams - Vice President and Director of Design, AECOM and Jeffery Ho – Managing Director of Surbana.
Jury Forum in which the jury members will discuss their reflections and the issues raised by the various design projects.
An exhibition of VCA 2012 and VCA 2013 design schemes and models.
The aim of the VCA symposium is to use the 20 design projects to surface issues and explore potentials in addressing challenges of Asian high density urbanism. This year, the focus is on food/water/energy resilience and production.
The Symposium is a sharing and learning platform for students, researchers and professionals. They will benefit from the discussions and reflections of ideas initiated by the design explorations.