Dr Zhuozhang Li

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Zhuozhang completed his fully funded PhD in Architecture (2021) at the Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts (CAVA), University of Liverpool. By highlighting Hong Kong urban cinema as an archive of descriptions of how the city is being lived and practised, his thesis developed a cinematic urban tectonic study to discover the hidden thread fabricated by multiple pieces that all relate to the production of everyday urban space. His research is established at the intersection of urban studies, visual cultural studies and critical spatial theories. In 2016, he graduated with an MA (Distinction) in Urban Design and the 50th Anniversary Alumni Prize at the University of Sheffield, and completed a BEng in Urban Planning at the Northwest University (China) with a First Class Scholarship in 2014.

Prior to joining UCA in 2022, he was a studio tutor and teaching assistant at two departments at the University of Liverpool, including the Liverpool School of Architecture (2018-2021) and Department of Geography and Urban Planning (2018-2020). He was invited as a guest lecturer, design critic and workshop tutor at several places such as Sheffield School of Architecture, Bauhaus (Dessau), Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Hong Kong Academy of Film and Beijing Institute of Technology.

Alongside research and teaching, his recent curatorial and/or artistic practice includes ‘Traces under the Surface (Beijing, 2022)’, ‘Entre las Flores (Granada, 2022)’, ‘Edge Hill: A Shifting Model of Publicness (Metal Culture UK, 2022)’, ‘Knowledge is Power (Tate Liverpool, 2020)’, ‘Jianghu (LOOK Photo Biennial/Satellite, 2019)’, and ‘Wandering through the Newspaper (Guangzhou Design Week, 2018)’. He has contributed to edited volumes, book translations and media writings such as ‘The Everyday in Visual Culture (Routledge, 2022)’, ‘Till We have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City (Beijing United Publishing, 2017)’ and Wallpaper* China (2022).